A Marine legend passed away today.

Col John H. Glenn Jr. — an astronaut, a senator, a Marine — died at the age of 95.

Upon completing his training in 1943, Glenn served as a fighter pilot in WWII and the Korean War. For his service in 149 combat missions in two wars, he received numerous honors, including the Distinguished Flying Cross (six occasions) and the Air Medal with eighteen clusters.

On February 20, 1962 Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in space. Glenn received the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978, and was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1990.

Semper Fidelis, Marine.

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