Godspeed, John Glenn

Godspeed, John Glenn


Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller presents the flag to Annie Glenn, wife of retired U.S. Marine Corps Col. John H. Glenn Jr., during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., April 6, 2017. Glenn passed away Dec. 8, 2016. Glenn was a U.S. Marine Aviator who flew 149 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War. He later became a NASA astronaut and was the first man to orbit the earth aboard the “Friendship 7” in 1962. He was then elected to the U.S. Senate for the state of Ohio in 1974 and served four consecutive terms. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by CWO4 Jonathan C. Knauth)
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  • Paul Rowe

    Ted Williams was John Glenn’s wingman in Korea. Two true hero’s. On Ted’s first at bat after Korea at Fenway Park he told the head grounds keeper that home plate was out of alignment. It was.Semper Fidelis Marines


  • Jose Armando Sandoval, LCpl

    With deep admiration….Semper Fi!! Marine brother.


  • Cpt. Mike

    RIP John Glenn. You were always my hero. Sempre Fi.


  • Roger S. Marsh

    In my opinion he was an All-American hero who gave everything to his country.


  • Norm Hitchcock

    Not to split hairs but, John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. A real American hero for many reasons!


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