Neil Armstrong - American Hero
August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012
He made history on July 20, 1969, as the commander of the Apollo 11 as the first human to step foot on the moon.
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong was an Eagle Scout, Purdue Boilermaker, engineer, and Navy fighter pilot all before he became the astronaut and "first man on the moon." Mr. Armstrong went on to take part in several missions, including Gemini 8 -- where he became the first American civilian to fly in space. His most famous mission, however, was the culmination of President John F. Kennedy's commitment to win the Soviet-American "Space Race" and become the first to put a man on the moon.