In July of 1969 I returned from a one-year tour in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War just in time to see Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin land on the moon.  I took 72 photos of the event with a Yashica Electro 35 camera of the images on my parents early model Motorola color TV.   For many years I assumed the slides of the landing and return to earth to have been lost, but I recently found them mixed with other slides.  I scanned them and have recorded them to a CD.  Shown below are some of those photos.  They are probably pretty rare as I doubt that many individuals, if any, thought to take still photos off their TV as the event took place.

Path of Lunar Module                                                   15 minutes to landing

2000 feet to go                                                             18 seconds to touchdown

The Eagle has Landed!  4:17 pm 20 July 69   Photos from camera on Lunar Module leg

Neil Armstrong descends to the moon's surface 11:56 p.m. 20 July, 1969
"Thats's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Surface of the moon      Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joins Armstrong on the moon

The American flag is placed on the moon  President Nixon speaks with the astronauts

CBS broadcasters

                                                             Mission control at Houston, Texas

Helmet reflection of earth and moon's surface        Inside the Lunar Module

Earth as seen from the moon                    Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon

Simulation of reentry vehicle                 Crew of the U.S.S. Hornet

Recovery helicopter over the space capsule      Space capsule with flotation gear

U.S.S. Hornet Recovery helicopter            Apollo 11 crew hoisted aboard

Recovery helicopter returns to the U.S.S. Hornet      Houston Mission Control

Helicopter being towed to parking spot     Decals on helicopter for 3 other recoveries

Crew departing helicopter                    Crew welcomed aboard the U.S.S. Hornet

Crew entering Mobile Decontamination Facility   The crew's home until August 10th