The family moved to New Concord, Ohio, soon after his birth, and his father started his own plumbing company, the Glenn Plumbing Company.
Glenn attended New Concord High School, where he played on the varsity football team as a center and linebacker.
We will have a presentation on "Obstacles to Discipleship" and have some time to reflect on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ to living each day as a "Missionary Disciple." There will be fun, activities and reflections for all ages! We are asking that you bring in any clean, gently worn coats, hats and/or gloves and place them in the boxes provided in the front of the church. We ask you to bring in any non perishable food items and place them in the baskets in the front of the church or at the side entrances.
In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth, circling it three times.
Before joining NASA, Glenn was a distinguished fighter pilot in World War II, China and Korea.
He also made the varsity basketball and tennis teams, and was involved with Hi-Y, a junior branch of the YMCA. Glenn attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City for pre-flight training and continued at Naval Air Station Olathe in Kansas for primary training, where he made his first solo flight in a military aircraft. Having completed his pre-flight training in March 1943, Glenn was commissioned as a second lieutenant.
He did not complete his senior year in residence or take a proficiency exam, both required by the school for its Bachelor of Science degree. During advanced training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, he accepted an offer to transfer to the U. After advanced training at Camp Kearny, California, he was assigned to Marine Squadron VMJ-353 and flew R4D transport planes.