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This is a photograph showing (left to right) Annie Glenn, wife of John Glenn; Jack Carlin, father of Governor John Carlin; Hazel Carlin, mother of Governor John Carlin; and United States Senator John Glenn who was the keynote speaker at a Democratic Washington Day meeting in Topeka, Kansas. Glenn, a distinguished pilot, engineer, and astronaut was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on five occasions, held the Air Medal with 18 clusters for his service during World War II and Korea, the Navy Unit Commendation for Service in Korea, the Asiatic-Pacific-Campaign Medal, National Space Medal of Honor, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. On February 20, 1962, Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, completing three orbits and reaching a maximum altitude of 162 statute miles. In addition to his many achievements, Glenn was elected United States Senator from Ohio in 1974 and served through January 3, 1999. In 1984, Glenn was a Democratic presidential candidate, but he withdrew on March 16, 1984 when his campaign became mired in debt and he was behind both Gary Hart and Walter Mondale. In 1998, while still a sitting senator, he became the oldest person to fly in space, and the only one to fly in both the Mercury and Discovery Space Shuttle programs. President Obama awarded Glenn the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Creator: Ozegovic, Ann Carlin
Date: 1982

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Item Number: 440319
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 440319

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