• Short Summary

    LT-COLONEL JOHN GLENN, THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT WHO CIRCLED THE WORLD THREE TIMES IN HIS SPACE CAPSULE, "FRIENDSHIP 7" ON FEBRUARY 20, HAS BEEN HAILED AS A NATIONAL HERO BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HONOURED IN WASHINGTON D.

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    LT-COLONEL JOHN GLENN, THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT WHO CIRCLED THE WORLD THREE TIMES IN HIS SPACE CAPSULE, "FRIENDSHIP 7" ON FEBRUARY 20, HAS BEEN HAILED AS A NATIONAL HERO BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HONOURED IN WASHINGTON D.C.., AND FETED IN NEW YORK, PERHAPS THE MOST HEART WARMING WELCOME AWAITED HIM WHEN HE RETURNED TO HIS HOME TOWN, NEW CONCORD, OHIO, ON MARCH 3.

    THE ENTIRE POPULATION TURNED OUT TO CHEER THE ASTRONAUT AND HIS WIFE, ANNIE, AS THEY DROVE THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE TOWN WHERE THEY WERE BOTH BORN AND RAISED. "BUD" GLENN AS HE WAS CALLED IN NEW CONCORD, MET HIS WIFE AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL. IT WAS WHILE ATTENDING NEARBY MUSKINGHAM COLLEGE THAT HE INTERRUPTED HIS STUDIES TO JOIN THE U.S. MARINES, TO BEGIN A CAREER THAT TOOK HIM FROM PILOT TO JET PILOT, FROM TEST PILOT TO ASTRONAUT.

    AS GLENN AND HIS WIFE DROVE DOWN MAIN STREET, PRECEDED BY DRUM MAJORETTES AND BANDS FROM THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL, CROWDS WHO HAD FLOCKED INTO THE LITTLE TOWN GLOWED THE PROCESSION TO A CRAWL, AND GAVE THE COUPLE PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY TO WAVE PERSONAL GREETINGS TO MANY FAMILIAR FACES.

    AT THE GYMNASIUM AT MUSKINGHAM COLLEGE, THE COLLEGE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE ASSEMBLY HALL WOULD BE CALLED "THE JOHN GLENN GYMNASIUM". THEN THE ASTRONAUT JOKED (S.O.F.) WITH THE CROWD PACKING EVERY AVAILABLE SPACE IN THE HALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAD6IMQC0YBEVZXW8C81760WMR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAD6IMQC0YBEVZXW8C81760WMR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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