A True American Hero: Neil Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong
1930 - 2012

Today, our country mourns the death of a true American hero. Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever walk on the moon, has died at age 82 on Saturday, August 26th. 

Coining his famous words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," Armstrong made the universe a little bigger, our world a little smaller, and our minds limitless.

First man on the moon. July 20, 1969.

"Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when, as a steely nerved pilot, he made... a small step onto the moon... The modest man who had people entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away died Saturday at 82... The former astronaut's modesty and self-effacing manner never faded. Armstrong kept away from cameras." Friends said, "He didn't like being a novelty." "His genius was in his reclusiveness... He was the ultimate hero in an era of corruptible men." 

- The Orange County Register