NEIL A. ARMSTRONG, III, ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 16, 1927
Date of death: February 18, 1952
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

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From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

NEIL AUGUST ARMSTRONG III

Chalmette, Louisiana

From the land of the bayou, this sandblower came to the Blue and Gold after serving time at Holy Cross and Tulane. Characteristically industrious, he found little difficulty with academics and turned to his much-loved dinghy sailing for the major part of his recreation. He learned to love the spectators' sports after becoming a veteran in PT extra-instruction. That good humor and cherubic countenance appealed not only to his classmates, but to his ever-growing list of feminine admirers. His main ambition is to become a good line officer, which appears a foregone conclusion to those who knew him.

Loss

From UNSA 1950:

Neil requested flight training after graduation, and later was killed in a mid-air collision at Corpus Christi, TX.

This article has some more information, and the names of five of the six men lost.

He is buried in Louisiana.

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Silas Hart, Jr. '50, James Bowers '50, and John Harvey '50 were also a member of the 22nd Company.


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