‘Godspeed, John Glenn’
“A true American hero has passed. For every Baby Boomer, John Glenn captured our imagination and was a hero of our youth. Combat fighter pilot. Astronaut. United States senator.
“He will be missed by his legions of friends, dear family, and grateful nation. Godspeed John Glenn.”
— U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC
‘I pray our nation is graced with more ... like John Glenn’
“John Glenn is a giant in American history and truly is one of those rare authentic heroes all revere. ... He was a trailblazer for America’s space program during the Cold War as he became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and, 36 years later, became the oldest man in space in 1998 at the age of 77. He also found the time to serve his country in the United States Senate, thereby capping a remarkable career of service to his nation. ... (H)e was larger than life. I pray ... that our nation is graced with more men and women like John Glenn.”
— 3rd District U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC