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Legendary Pilot Chuck Yeager Died Last Night

Air Force officer and test pilot CHUCK YEAGER died last night.  He was 97.  Chuck’s wife Victoria said, quote, “An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.”

In October of 1947, Chuck became the first test pilot to break the sound barrier in a rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California.  He later commanded fighter squadrons in Germany and Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

He was played by SAM SHEPARD in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff”, and made a cameo as a bartender named Fred.

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