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Original Moon Landing Newspaper Clippings [Reader Photos]

Resident keeps cutouts reporting Neil Armstrong's historic landing for over 40 years

In light of the Saturday death of American history-making astronaut Neil Armstrong, Mahwah resident and Patch reader Tom Grissom dusted off pieces of history he's been saving since 1969. Grissom submitted the above photos of himself holding an original copy of the Indianapolis Star reporting "2 US Men Walk On The Moon."

"I kept this newspaper all these years," Grissom said. 

Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, died Saturday from complications from heart surgery, according to published reports. He was 82.

Grissom said it was "too bad" he got to show off his histroic treasure because of such a "sad occasion."

fred stedtler August 27, 2012 at 11:12 AM
I can still remember it like yesterday- the whole family clustered around the black+white tv. Then the grainy pictures of Neil Armstrong descending the ladder to the lunar surface and making his " One small step for man-one giant step for mankind"It was viewing history live and something never to forget. Rest in peace Neil Armstrong!
Richard Levine August 27, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Working as a contract technical writer, on the astronaut lunar module flight procedures at Grumman Aerospace was the best job of my life. I understand that there were about 400,000 civilians who worked on this project. I will always be proud of the work that we did , and this pioneering accomplishment.
Anna van der Werff August 28, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Yes I was in year nine and it was my birthday so we had half a day off to watch it. I was enthralled with the landing and have been interested in space travel since then. Our class had to do a school project about the landing and I have kept it never really thinking that it would be of interest to any one but me.

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