Jim Whittaker and John Glenn, who knew each other in the 1960s as part of Bobby Kennedy’s circle of friends, are seen on a 1967 river trip. From left were Kennedy, ski coach Willy Schaeffler, Glenn and Whittaker.
Jim Whittaker and John Glenn, who knew each other in the 1960s as part of Bobby Kennedy’s circle of friends, are seen on a 1967 river trip. From left were Kennedy, ski coach Willy Schaeffler, Glenn and Whittaker. Whittaker Family Collection
Jim Whittaker and John Glenn, who knew each other in the 1960s as part of Bobby Kennedy’s circle of friends, are seen on a 1967 river trip. From left were Kennedy, ski coach Willy Schaeffler, Glenn and Whittaker. Whittaker Family Collection

Perfect heroes: Jim Whittaker recalls longtime pal John Glenn

December 10, 2016 5:09 PM