John Glenn: A Tragic Hero

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Heroes are courageous people who risk their lives or have changed the world. Everyone has a hero who has done something memorable or daring. Courageous Heroes Inspire others to do things that normal people wouldn’t do. A hero, such as John Glenn, is an individual who others strive to become in their lives. The details of this hero’s life are not similar to most Americans in multiple ways. John Glenn was born July 18, 1921, in Cambridge, Ohio and had an excellent childhood. John Glenn wrote, “‘A boy could not have a more idyllic childhood than I did’” ( His parents were Teresa and John Herschel Glenn Sr. and he had an adopted sister Jean. When he was only eight years old, his father took him on an airplane, and he fell
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