Posted by: Jacqui Murray | March 28, 2012

Wednesday Hero: Col. John Glenn

This Weeks Post Was Suggested By CindyU.S. MarinesCol. John Glenn

Col. John Glenn
90 years old from Cambridge, Ohio

We all know John Glenn the astronaut. Monday marked the 50th anniversary of his historic flight where he became the third American in space and the first to orbit the Earth. And John Glenn the U.S. Senator from Ohio. But what many may not know is that before that he had a distinguished career in the United States Marine Corps during which time he saw action in WWII and Korea and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, US Navy Presidential Unit Citation, China Service Medal and many other awards.You can read more about John Glenn’s time in the military and NASA Here, Here and Here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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