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Meeting John Glenn, My Hero Twice Over By Arnie Gundersen
Following the passing of the American national hero, noted astronaut, and Senator John Glenn on December 8, 2016, at 95-years old, I wrote a brief tribute in Fairewinds December 16 Newsletter. I promised to write a follow-up article about meeting personally with Senator John Glenn when he protected nuclear whistleblowers.

Just like millions of other Americans in the ‘60’s, I idolized Astronaut John Glenn, a former Marine fighter pilot who became a test pilot and then an astronaut.  When I was in middle school and had just turned 13, and I had pictures of the seven original astronauts pinned to my bedroom wall when Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962. He orbited Earth three times in the space capsule named Friendship 7, and I still have a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from that 1962 trip into space and a vinyl record of his conversations while in orbit! 

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