John Glenn Astronaut First American

John Herschel Glenn Jr. was born on July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio, the son of John Herschel Glenn Sr. , who worked for a plumbing firm, and Clara Teresa née Sproat, a teacher. His parents had married shortly before John Sr. , a member of the American Expeditionary Force, left for the Western Front during World War I. The family moved to New Concord, Ohio, soon after his birth, and his...
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