Astronaut John Glenn, 92, has heart procedure

June 12, 2014 3:03 AM

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Astronaut John Glenn, 92, has heart procedure

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former astronaut and U.S. senator John Glenn has had a heart valve replacement as he approaches his 93rd birthday.

Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, was recuperating, a spokesman at Ohio State University said Wednesday. Glenn is strong and healthy ahead of his birthday on July 18, John Glenn School of Public Affairs spokesman Hank Wilson said.

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