As a native of Pleasant Hill, IL, James' brother Neil Armstrong was a friend and a leader in the Pleasant Hill Christian Church. His sister Joyce was well-loved as well. I never knew James, but am very impressed with his accomplishments. A very neat family from a small-town agricultural community. God bless the family. My condolences.
I knew Jim well from Texas Instruments days and was sorry to hear of his passing. He was a superb pilot, a strong leader, a solid individual. Definitely the kind of man you'd fly with.
I worked with Jim for many years at TI. He was an outstanding pilot and a man of impeccable character. I admired him greatly.