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E2M Lem Man
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posted 08-28-2012 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sadly, Neil Armstrong's passing now means that only two out of 12 North American X-15 pilots are left. Bill Dana and the recent birthday boy (Aug. 26) Joe Engle.

Rick Boos
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posted 08-28-2012 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is sad, but I sure am glad that I grew up during this era and was privileged to have seen all this unfold, and equally grateful to have been privileged to met and become friends with these great men! What an exciting time to have been born! Test piloting at it's best, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and so on......WOW!

Aztecdoug
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posted 08-29-2012 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That hits hard. I miss those guys. The local gatherings don't shine quite as bright as they used to.

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