R.I.P. Neil Armstrong

By: Susie77 , 12:56 AM GMT on August 26, 2012

From L.A. Times


Neil Armstrong’s loved ones said they were “heartbroken” to share the news that the former astronaut and first person to step foot on the moon had died Saturday of complications from heart surgery. Armstrong was 82.

“Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend,” the family statement said. “As much as Neil cherished his privacy, he always appreciated the expressions of goodwill from people around the world and from all walks of life.

“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

“For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”



Thank you for your service, may you R.I.P., Cdr. Armstrong. You truly were a hero.


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