NEIL ARMSTRONG LETTER
ARMSTRONG, NEIL. Typed Letter Signed ("Neil"), 1 p, 11 by 8½ inches, Lebanon, Ohio, May 4, 1987, to retired Lieutenant Col. Walter Pennino, former director of NASA's public relations program.
Reading in full: "Dear Walt, Thanks for the note. I have maintained a consistent policy over the years. I do not encourage nor prohibit the use of my name in public roads, buildings, etc. I will not participate personally, by phone, or correspondence in any program, ceremony, or fund raising activity of any institution that uses my name, and I would feel most uncomfortable in such a role. It's a policy that has served me well over the years and I intend to maintain it. All the best. Sincerely, Neil A. Armstrong."
After retiring from NASA and the US government, Pennino (1915-1998) ran his own PR firm in Virginia.