Mike Barnicle remembers astronaut John Glenn's monumental legacy

In memorializing astronaut John Glenn and highlighting his longtime friendship with his military buddy, baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams, Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle explains: “Ted Williams always said that if he had not been the greatest hitter who ever lived, he would have stayed in the Marine Corps and been the greatest fighter pilot the Marine Corps ever had. But John Glenn's life was a trajectory of the ultimate American story: World War II, Korea, one of the seven original Mercury astronauts and a truly humble guy. They had a night for Ted Williams in Boston in 1988. John Glenn was there along with Joe DiMaggio, several other icons, and Glenn was electric in just his appearance; but, he never articulated anything about what he had done or who he was.” Hear much more about Glenn’s monumental legacy here in this tribute to the American hero who died on December 8, 2016 at age 95.


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