We Remember John Glenn: 20 Photos of His Inspiring Patriotic Life

8. Astronaut John Glenn, far right, accompanies his family onto an Air Force plane in Key West, Fla., on Feb. 26, 1962, en route to a series of celebrations after his spaceflight. From left are his wife, Annie, their daughter Lyn and their son David. John and Annie were childhood playmates and high-school sweethearts while growing up in New Concord, Ohio. They were married in 1943, just after John Glenn received his commission in the Marine Corps.ss-120216-john-glenn-10n_48fd50bd923fded87507ffc79400aa23-nbcnews-ux-1024-900

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