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.

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

Of all the things that will be said, written, and remembered in eulogizing legendary pilot Chuck Yeager now that he has passed on, a broken telephone pole…