Gene Sheehan Remembers: Two Giants, One Sad Day

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It’s been said before, figuratively, that the decade of the 1960s unofficially began with John Glenn’s successful orbit around the earth in 1962, and unofficially ended with the death of John Lennon.

What a sad and remarkable coincidence that both of these men, giants with few peers in their respective fields, died on December 8 – John Lennon in 1980, John Glenn just yesterday.

But rather than just mourn them, let’s also celebrate the monumental contributions each made, and how they each made the world such a better place by what they accomplished.


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