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    Neil Armstrong's 1960 Letter (Carbon) to the Secretary of the Navy Asking for an Honorable Discharge, Directly from The Armstrong Family Collection™, CAG Certified. A one page 8.5" X 11" retained typed carbon copy on thin paper, dated August 4, 1960, from LTJG Neil A. Armstrong at Littlerock, California. It reads in full:

    "TO: Secretary of the Navy

    "VIA: Chief, Bureau of Naval Personnel (Attn: Pers B-73)

    "1. The undersigned entered the U. S. Naval Reserve in 1947 as a Holloway Plan Scholarship recipient. Transfer to the U. S. Navy accompanied active duty initiation in February, 1949. Reassociation with the U. S. Naval Reserve in an active duty capacity occurred in February 1952. Separation from this active status was accomplished in August, 1952. Continuous membership in a reserve status„ in both standby and ready capacity has been maintained from that time to the present. Thus, the reserve service obligation of the Holloway Plan has been fulfilled and exceeded.

    "2. It is respectfully requested that an honorable discharge and termination of commission be granted. It is desired that; all affiliations with the U. S. Navy and U. S. Naval Reserve be terminated. In addition, as an Aeronautical Research Pilot for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the undersigned is believed to be unavailable for immediate recall should it be desirable.

    "Respectfully submitted„

    "Neil A. Armstrong LTJG"

    An incredible piece of this American hero's military history. Museum worthy. A few minor stains, overall fine. Sealed in a numbered archival sleeve, CAG 1000127-002. This lot will include a Statement of Provenance signed by Neil Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark.

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    July, 2019
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