Hugh Armstrong, Jr.
1927 - 2011

AOIC U.S. Naval Radio Station(R) Farfan, Panama 1961 - 1963.

Hugh was born in Chicago, Illinois on June 30, 1927 to the late Hugh and Mildred Armstrong. He passed away November 8, 2011, in Milton, Florida.

Hugh was in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. He retired as CWO3.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary E. Armstrong; one son, Hugh Armstrong III; one grandson, Ian Armstrong; three sisters, Barbara Clasen, Gerrie Smith and Millie Armstrong; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held November 15, 2011 at Pine Terrace Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Wiggins, officiating. Burial followed in the Barrancas National Cemetery with full military honors.


The above information provided by Shipmate Fred Carlson along with this personal remembrance:

"Then an RMC, he was assistant OINC when I was at Farfan 61-63.

A great leader and true gentleman. I visited him and his wife Eleanor in the spring of 2011 at his Milton, Florida home. He was still very active in communications as Amateur Radio N4TZ and net control for the West Coast worked all county's net that met a few times each week on the 40 meter ham band. His Naval career led him to CWO3 - A real accomplishment.

So sorry to see my shipmate Hugh leave us."

 


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