Legend Has It: The Passing of Chuck Yeager

In eulogizing Chuck Yeager, a broken telephone pole in West Virginia seems an unlikely place to start. But it is the perfect place to start.

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Retired Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager prepares to board an F-15D Eagle from the 65th Aggressor Squadron Oct. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Photo by Master Sgt. Jason Edwards, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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The NRHP-listed former Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Depot in Charleston, West Virginia, as seen from across the Kanawha River next to the Southside Bridge. Currently an Amtrak station, 2008. Photo by Upstateherd, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
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United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, retired, adjusts his harness at the 65th Aggressor Squadron before his flight Oct. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. US Air Force Photo [Public Domain]

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