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John Glenn Receiving a Congressional Gold Medal

John Glenn
L-R: Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), John Glenn, Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
credit: U.S. Senate Photo Stuido

John Glenn received the Congressional Gold Medal on November 16, 2011, along with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins (not pictured), in recognition of their “significant contributions to society”