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Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

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Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

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Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who showed he had the “right stuff” when in 1947 he became the first person to fly faster than sound, has died. He was 97.

May he rest in peace.

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Maybe we need to start a "REST IN PEACE" thread? There's a lot of folks we kinda 'grew up with', and these obits point that out plainly. It seems so many people are making their transitions these days.

Chuck Yeager was quite the pioneer in the space program! 

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Might be a good idea, @No Stars In My Eyes, but I kinda like individual threads because the title/content is all about that one person ... to me, is very special.

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sirI -- Yeah, I see your point. It would be hard to wade through an entire thread looking to see if someone-or-another were there. OK!

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I read of his death and have looked out my copy of "The Right Stuff" to watch again. The space programme was such a big part of my life. Yes, I know he did not go into space but I felt he was cheated.

As Stars said, there are a lot of people we grew up with leaving us.

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He was laid to rest today. TV commented his breaking the sound barrier occurred in 1947. Before my time ...

On ‎12‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 10:26 PM, No Stars In My Eyes said:

sirI -- Yeah, I see your point. It would be hard to wade through an entire thread looking to see if someone-or-another were there. OK!

But you're only looking for a current passing. And it would pop-up under "What's New" anyway.  I think it'd be easier to read a centralized thread than all the separate ones. We'd be entering the same kind of comments as we have been.

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