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Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97
By Richard Goldstein
A World War II fighter ace and Air Force general, he was, according to Tom Wolfe, “the most righteous of all the possessors of the right stuff.”
A real American HERO. May he rest in peace.

Chief, we've talked 'small world' before. Here is another one of those stories. Mr. Yeager was my mother's next door neighbor near Grass Valley California. He wasn't much out-going and from what she said he pretty much didn't associate with the neighbors - she said she thought he was a snob.

Heck - with his record during the War and afterwards I guess he earned it. We can sure use more men like him.
 

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I once entered a contest to win a ride in a P-51 with Chuck Yeager. I didn't win:( Don't remember the nature of the contest. He is one of my favorites. RIP
 

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We lost a real American. One of my favorite paintings is entitled “Yeager’s first Jet,” and it’s a painting of him pulling out at low level in his P-51 over the wreckage of the ME262 he just shot down....Eternal Rest grant unto him....
 
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