John Glenn receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom fromPresident Obama

R.I.P. John Glenn, 1921-2016: The Right Stuff


When WC read of John Glenn’s death, he immediately flashed back to 4th Grade, when WC’s teacher had the whole class write letters to Glenn congratulating him on his successful orbital flight in 1962.1  Unusually for the time, Mrs. Klaich made a real effort to ground our grade school class in current events. We all wrote…