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Neil Armstrong Buried at Sea

28 September 2012

all photos: NASA/Bill Ingalls

15June Hoffman, sister of the late Neil Armstrong and Armstrong's sons, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, center, and Mark Armstrong look out from the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) as it departs Mayport, Fla. for the burial at sea service for Armstrong, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

1Members of the Navy prepare for the start of the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 12, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-largeNeil Armstrong Buried at Sea Members of the US Navy ceremonial guard hold an American flag over the cremains of Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander and the first person to walk on the moon, during a burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in the Atlantic Ocean.

2 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-prayer Service Members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong.

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Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, June Hoffman, Neil Armstrong's sister, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service.

4 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-flag Family Flag

US Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), presents the US flag to Carol Armstrong following the burial at sea service for her husband.

neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-wife-carol-2Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, Eric "Rick" Armstrong, son of Neil Armstrong, and other family members are seen bowing their heads during the Armstrong burial at sea service.

6 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-salute Final Salute

Members of the US Navy salute in honor of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong during his burial at sea service aboard the USS Philippine Sea, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

7 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-chaplainNavy Force Chaplain, Capt. Donald P. Troast, CHC, USN speaks during a burial at sea service for Neil Armstrong.

8 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-ceremonyFamily members and members of the US Navy are seen during the burial at sea service.

9 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-rifle-guardA US Navy firing squad fires three volleys.

12 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-respectUS Navy personnel carry the cremains of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

13 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-urnUS Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, commit the cremains of Neil Armstrong to sea during a burial at sea service.

11 neil-armstrong-remains-burial-at-sea-wife-carolUS Navy Captain Steve Shinego, commanding officer of the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), comforts Carol Armstrong, wife of Neil Armstrong, after she committed Armstrong's cremains to sea.

14The American flag on the USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) is seen at half-mast during a burial at sea service for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong.

16Neil Armstrong Burial at Sea: Taps

Chief Musician for the United States Navy Band, Gunnar Bruning, plays taps during the burial at sea service

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+2 # RE: Neil Armstrong Buried at SeaHeath 2012-09-28 14:56
My hat over my heart as an American citizen. My prayers go with the Armstrong family and his crews that he served with, A Great American.
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+1 # RE: Neil Armstrong Buried at SeaRooster 2012-09-29 20:19
Fair winds and following seas.
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0 # RE: Neil Armstrong Buried at SeaFastTalker 2012-10-02 11:45
Thank you, Neil Armstrong.
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