BREAKING: ‘The Last True National Hero’ DEAD, A HUGE Loss For America

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John Glenn, war hero, former astronaut and US senator from Ohio, died Thursday, December 8, according to Ohio State University. He was 95. Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962.

“We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn,” NASA tweeted immediately after his death was announced.

Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week.

As a Marine fighter pilot, while flying 149 combat missions during World War II and the Korean War, he was given the nickname “Old Magnet Ass” for his ability to draw enemy fire and keep his plane flying with huge holes blown into its exterior. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross six times.

Most Americans remember Glenn for having taken to space in 1962. Dubbed Friendship 7, Glenn’s space capsule circled the Earth and put the United States on equal footing with the Soviet Union in the space race.

“The Corps lost a legend today. Col. John Glenn— an astronaut, a senator, a Marine— died at the age of 95. Semper Fi, Sir.”

President-elect Donald Trump said: “He will be missed.”

“Today we lost a great pioneer of air and space in John Glenn,” Trump said. “He was a hero and inspired generations of future explorers.”

Glenn’s body will lie in state at the Ohio Statehouse for one day, and a public memorial service will be held at Ohio State University. He is to be buried in a private service at Arlington National Cemetery. No dates have been announced.

Rest in Peace hero.

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