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    Senior Member oldnslow2's Avatar
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    Sad news for another Armstrong

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...7f0_story.html

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82

    We are all getting old.

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    +1 from a kid that was glued to the TV that night in July.
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    One great loss for Mankind...

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    I remember watching it on my Philco black and white TV. I was 13 that summer, had a big impact on me. RIP

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    I was in AIT at Fort Jackson, SC and they gave us a day off when it all happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
    ...We are all getting old.
    Yeah, but they'll never take me alive!

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    My father thought that Armstrong's first steps were important enough that he let my brother and I stay up late to watch it live. That is still one of best childhood memories.

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    I was on the phone with my girlfriend when he stepped on the moon.p
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    What a weekend, I was 15; my Dad bought me a guitar after the lift-off, I went camping near San Luis Obisbo with a youth group. I learned to ride a motorcycle. A girl I knew went crazy over me . We all drove home and the moon landing was on TV so everyone in the car just stopped there and we all watched the first steps. Years later I got to meet him at the first L5 Convention, and since L5 buttons were in short supply, I gave him mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
    I was in AIT at Fort Jackson, SC and they gave us a day off when it all happened.
    I was in Basic at Ft Polk, La but we didn't get off
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    It is a shame that 'kids' born since then have not known what a true hero is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeBMac View Post
    It is a shame that 'kids' born since then have not known what a true hero is...
    You mean everyone who enlists in the military isn't a "hero?"

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    I was 15 that summer. We were on a family trip visiting family in Alberta. Being a couple of time zones to the west, it was early evening when we were watching if I remember right.
    One of those events that you will always associate with the time and place you saw it.
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    I watched every lift off and splash down that was televised. The Apollo 11 mission was the most thrilling thing I remember from the entire space program. All the astronauts trained as a part of their survival here at Aviation Indoctrination at N.A.S. Pensacola. The Kennedy speech was when I was in the first grade and I am one of the ones that went on to get an Engineering Degree out of the kids that were inspired by the space race. Mr. Armstrong did his primary flight training here at Corry Field (now an Information Warfare Center.) He was a great and humble man, went into Engineering education after he left the Astronaut Corps. I hope the nation realizes what important men all the Astronauts were/are to us. God Speed Neil Armstrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhchdh View Post
    My father thought that Armstrong's first steps were important enough that he let my brother and I stay up late to watch it live. That is still one of best childhood memories.
    One of my most memorable moments was being in the same room with Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan and listen to them speak about their experiences. That's me in the black shirt standing behind Gene Cernan; Balad, Iraq, 11 Oct 2010.
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