When Col Glenn was a senator he regularly invited young enlisted Marines, who were stuck in the District and didn't get the chance to go home for the holidays, into his home. Including my brother in 98. An amazing man, mentor and Marine is how my brother described him to me.
Why no John Glenn Achievement?I seem to recall a conversation or article at some point that indicated they had offered it to him and he turned it down?Could have been me hallucinating.If you moved Goddard to 6 and made Glenn 7, you'd have a nice little "Space section", there's also still 7 unnamed Achievements as well.Or maybe CAP could rename AEX to the "John Glenn Aerospace Excellence Award".
I don't think Col Glenn, or his family would approve. He went to great lengths to not "cash in" on his accomplishments.
I still have my Mercury capsule.I never put it together that this was clearly modeled after one of the Mercury program until watching the tributes to Glen this morning.He and his compadres were the heroes of my childhood - scientists and adventurers paving the way for all of us to one day soon get to space. For a lot of boys in the 60's and early 70's it wasn't an "if", it was a forgone conclusion of just "when".They were all fallible human beings, but unlike the "heroes" of today's media, the model they presented, worthy of emulation, was of hard work, setting goals, and "nothing being out of the reach of those willing to try"......must be some dust in here this morning...
Need some input. My Cadet Public Affairs Officer just submitted an article wherein he claimed John Glenn was a member of CAP. I cannot find anything to back that up. Does anyone know if he was and if so, what squadron?Thank you,JHenson
Quote from: JHenson on December 20, 2016, 05:21:31 PMNeed some input. My Cadet Public Affairs Officer just submitted an article wherein he claimed John Glenn was a member of CAP. I cannot find anything to back that up. Does anyone know if he was and if so, what squadron?Thank you,JHensonSen Glenn was made a member of the CAP Congressional Squadron. There is a picture floating around of him with his certificate of membership and OHWG leadership.
Ignoring any possible sarcasm. Oswald got press because he was so bad, and Jerry got press because he did take an active role in being a good will ambassador for CAP. Glenn was/did neither.
I noticed a blurb about that. Why is he just now being buried? Did they prop him up by the jukebox?