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Where were you on July 20th 1969

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I was 14 years old at the time astronauts first walked on the Moon. As the actual event unfolded, I was at my Grandma Baxter's home, in Salt Lake City, with my brother Robert. We were ah-struck seeing people actually walking on the Moon, on television. During the Moonwalk, I went outside and looked at the Moon, realizing that there were people up there walking on the Moon.

My mother is an Armstrong. She and my Grandpa Armstrong put out a newsletter, called The Armstrong Surname Bulletin. We provided Neil Armstrong and his parents with genealogy information, and a book about the Armstrong Family Heritage. The book was called "Chronicles of the Armstrongs”. In an article in the "Armstrong Surname Bulletin”, I put in an article about famous Armstrongs, comparing Neil Armstrong with the originator of the Armstrong Surname, Siward, Earl of Northumbria, who had been knighted Siward the Arm Strong, by King Duncan of Scotland. Neil Armstrong, and his parents sent me letters complimenting me on the article. Neil Armstrong said that he would keep the article with his special mementos.

Sincerely,
J. David Baxter

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