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Chuck Yeager

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Feb 13, 1923

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager was born in Myra

1941

Chuck Yeager graduated from Hamlin High School

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1941

Chuck Yeager enlisted in the Army Air Corps

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Mar 05, 1944

Chuck Yeager was shot down in France

Oct 14, 1947

Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier by flying 700 miles per hour, Mach 1.06, at 43,000 feet

Oct 10, 1948

Chuck Yeager flew under Charleston's South Side Bridge in a P-80 jet

Dec 12, 1953

Chuck Yeager flew 2 1/2 times the speed of sound in a Bell X-1A, a record

1962

Chuck Yeager became commander of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base

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1968

Chuck Yeager became a brigadier general

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1971

Chuck Yeager was assigned as U.S. defense representative to Pakistan

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1975

Chuck Yeager retired from the Air Force

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1979

Tom Wolfe published The Right Stuff, celebrating Chuck Yeager

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