|Rank||Quartermaster Third Class U.S. Navy|
|Date of Death||August 15 1952|
Combat Action Ribbon (Navy)
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Quartermaster Third Class Armstrong was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Quartermaster Third Class Armstrong was a crew member of the salvage ship, USS GRAPPLE (ARS-7). He died of other causes on August 15, 1952, while his ship was on patrol off the Korean coast, looking for enemy sampans laying mines.