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Fr @VictoriaYeage11 It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET. An incredible life well lived, America’s greatest Pilot, & a legacy of strength, adventure, & patriotism will be remembered forever.
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) December 8, 2020
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.