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STATEMENT OF CONGRESSMAN RICHARD E. NEAL ON THE PASSING OF FORMER SENATOR JOHN GLENN

December 8, 2016
Press Release

(WASHINGTON) Congressman Richard E. Neal, Dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, released the following statement today on the passing of former United States Senator John Glenn.

 

“I consider myself fortunate to have served in the United States Congress with John Glenn. In every aspect of his extraordinary life, John Glenn displayed the right stuff. He was a Marine, the first American to orbit the Earth, a United States Senator, and a recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is American icon who made the country optimistic, assured and hopeful through his work in the space program. He was a role model for a generation and will be greatly missed by the American family,” said Congressman Richard E. Neal.