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Gen. Chuck Yeager Dead At 97

A legendary pilot and West Virginian died.

According to a tweet from his wife, 97-year-old Gen. Chuck Yeager died around 9 p.m. Monday.

The Lincoln County native was the first pilot to break the sound barrier – flying faster than the speed of sound.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for more than 30 years – serving in World War II and Vietnam.

Sen. Joe Manchin tweeted about Yeager’s life – calling him “an American hero” and “an inspiration for generations of Americans.”



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