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Health fund in Ohio set up in Armstrong’s memory

- Associated Press - Friday, August 31, 2012

CINCINNATI (AP) - Former astronauts, political and business leaders, and family and friends have gathered in suburban Cincinnati to mourn and celebrate the life of Neil Armstrong.

The service at a private club was closed, but a program stated that it included a Navy ceremonial guard, and comments by Armstrong's two sons and Sen. Rob Portman.

A flyover by Navy fighter planes was planned at the end of the service, in tribute to Armstrong's Navy pilot service that included combat missions in Korea.

The first man to walk on the moon died last Saturday at age 82. A national memorial service in Washington is expected within two weeks.

No guest list was released but among some 10 former astronauts was space pioneer John Glenn and Armstrong's fellow Apollo astronauts, including James Lovell, Eugene Cernan and William Anders.

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