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Maj. Gen. V.a. Armstrong,deceased

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  • Maj. Gen. V.a. Armstrong,deceased

    I returned from the visitation in morehead city this pm.there were many retired in attendance on sat. Evening. Sf

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    Where is an Obit

    Should be posted under Obits with some history. Is that available to you ?? SF PM

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      I had the pleasure of a day flying with Gen. Armstrong in the copilots seat in 1970. I wasn't aware that he had been one of the main movers in the 46 program, but despite having forgotten more than I knew about the aircraft, he was quite tolerant of a young Lieutenant that was convinced he was the best phrog phlyer around. A gentleman in every way. RIP

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bob Quinter View Post
        I had the pleasure of a day flying with Gen. Armstrong in the copilots seat in 1970. I wasn't aware that he had been one of the main movers in the 46 program, but despite having forgotten more than I knew about the aircraft, he was quite tolerant of a young Lieutenant that was convinced he was the best phrog phlyer around. A gentleman in every way. RIP
        I second what Bob says...I had the pleasure of flying the General in 1971 and he was a real class act - hell of a leader! Semper Fi, Sir!

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        • #5
          Gen. Armstrong

          I agree too Gen. Armstrong was a one of a kind. S/F, and READY-APP.

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          • #6
            Gen Armstrong

            Knew him as a Capt 1950 HMX-1 He went from there to Korea as the first OIC of VMO-6, First rate Marine Officer in all his service !! SF

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            • #7
              Gen Armstrong

              He didn't know it all, but there wasn''t much he didn't. S/F, and READY-APP.

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              • #8
                General Armstrong was my CO in HMX 1960 ,he was allso MAG 36 CO in Nam when our squadron 262 arrived in DEc 66.
                While attending a HMX reunion in DC we boarded buses for a visit to the Wall, Top Karr and i was setting behind the general and taking to him when he came out with " You nknow the Marine Corps has't changed a bit .its stll hurry up and wait.SF

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                • #9
                  Gen Armstrong

                  Walt, that shows the caliber of the Man for sure. They don't make them like that anymore. Its a shame. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.
                  Last edited by Ace Hunt; 11-09-2010, 19:52. Reason: removed a sentence

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                  • #10
                    Doing Well !!

                    ACE He passed on months ago. See Obits.

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                    • #11
                      Finding out

                      Paul, I missed it for sure, but when did he Pass? Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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                      • #12
                        Gen. Armstrong

                        Paul, it was a while back for sure. Wish it had been posted that he passed in May, and not reciently. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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                        • #13
                          Good to Know Him

                          Originally posted by Walt View Post
                          General Armstrong was my CO in HMX 1960 ,he was allso MAG 36 CO in Nam when our squadron 262 arrived in DEc 66.
                          While attending a HMX reunion in DC we boarded buses for a visit to the Wall, Top Karr and i was setting behind the general and taking to him when he came out with " You nknow the Marine Corps has't changed a bit .its stll hurry up and wait.SF
                          Walt ! Diane and I sat across from General Armstrong at the lunch,and He was talking about how old he was. He ask how old we thought he was? I said well maybe _______and He said "Just about right". Diane said "NO he couldn't be! He just smile and took a picture with us .

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                            Reason To ATTEND Reunion's

                            [FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"]Its a good reason to attend reunions because you get to see others you served with and to meet the many others that are your Brother marines. Everyone have a good Marine birthday and think about us ALL. God Bless you ALL![/SIZE][/FONT]

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                            • #15
                              Good to know him

                              JJ, its good to get to go to reunions and get to visit with the top Brass. This last Squadron reunion, had I gotten to go, I could have had the evening meal with my Gunner, and Gen. Jones. It was a good night my Gunner told me. Semper Fi, and READY-APP.

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