last american hero

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John Herschel Glenn Jr: July 21, 1921 - December 8, 2016.

Widely considered ‘The last true American hero”, John Glenn, sole living member of the legendary Mercury Seven died Wednesday, December 8, 2016. Glenn was admitted to a Columbus, Ohio-area hospital early last week for unspecified reasons.

Glenn was a Marine from 1943 until his retirement from aerospace in 1963. On Feburary 20, 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth in Friendship 7.

He later went on to a successful 25-year career as the U.S. Senator from Ohio. It was during his later years in office - at age 77 - Glenn returned to space aboard STS-95 Discovery.

Glenn was the sole living survivor of the Mercury 7 since October, 2013, when Scott Carpenter passed away.

Godspeed, John Glenn.

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• The Maze Runner series
• Divergent series
• The Hunger Games series
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• Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus series
• anything Disney or Pixar
• Avatar: The Last Airbender
• American Horror Story
• Teen Wolf
• Miss. Peregrine’s: Home for Peculiar Children
• Beautiful Creatures series

‘Last American Hero’ was actually recorded in the same period as ‘Citrac’. It was after a trip to Europe, when I went back to Florida and lived with my grandparents. They live in this kind of insane gated community for senior citizens. Stuff like large flat-screen TVs, and insane Ikea couches that you can’t even sit on because they’re too big. And PT Cruisers and stuff like that. And this infrastructure of gated communities and Wal-Marts and Targets, and these complexes of shopping - that was their entire world. So when I was there, I felt like I was in this dome - this weird science experiment of consumerism. So I made that album as a collection of experiences from that environment.
—  James Ferraro’s inspiration for Last American Hero
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“They’re the wild bill hickocks,
the billy the kids—
They’re the last American hero’s we have man!!”

~ Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, 1965