West Virginia’s Chuck Yeager Has Passed Away

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According to multiple reports, Chuck Yeager, 97, passed away this evening.

Yeager was a native of Myra, West Virginia. He is famously known for being the first man ever to break the sound barrier. His service began in World War II for the United States Air Force, and he would serve more than three decades before his retirement in 1975.

Chuck Yeager will be greatly missed.

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Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!