George Armstrong

George A Armstrong (1929 - 2016)

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George A Armstrong
Born in Rusk, Texas, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Father of
Died in Tyler, Smith, Texas, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified | Created 11 Feb 2019 | Last significant change: 17 Feb 2019
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Biography

George was born in 1929. He passed away in 2016.

Sources

  • First-hand information from G Armstrong. George is my dad. His middle name is A - not Allen or Alvin or any other A name.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HJVZ-PPZ : accessed 11 February 2019), George E Armstrong in household of Rubin Armstrong, Precinct 5, Rusk, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 23, sheet 9B, line 69, family 184, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2387; FHL microfilm 2,342,121.


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Memories: 1

On 11 Feb 2019 G Armstrong wrote:

Dad was an adrenaline junky. As a child, he roamed the woods in Rusk County and was known for climbing trees. He had a tiny scar below his bottom lip from falling from a tree. In 1945, he lied about his age (his legal birth year is 1928) and joined the Army Air Forces so he could learn to fly. When he realized they were never going to teach him to fly, he left and pursued his dream on his own.

By 1953, he was racing cars in the Houston area and doing stunt work on a circuit that included much of the country. He also married my mom that year and she was as enthusiastic about "having fun" as he was.

He got his first pilot's license in 1956, just before I was born and my brothers and I grew up flying. I don't know exactly when Dad started parachuting but I remember helping him pack his 'chute as early as 1964. It was huge, a full-canopy thing that could drag us down the road on a windy day.

In 1999, Dad got interested in racing again and bought two cars that he raced locally in East Texas at the age of 70.



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George A Armstrong, at his best.
George A Armstrong, at his best.

George and Hannah Grace.
George and Hannah Grace.

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