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Gen. Chuck Yeager Public Ceremony Set For Friday

Chuck Yeager will give West Virginia one more fly-by this week.

The late brigadier general who was born and raised in Lincoln County, will be brought back to the Mountain State to be remembered in a memorial service Friday in Charleston. His final resting place will be at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington D.C.

The service will start at noon Friday at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.

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.

Gen. Chuck Yeager died on December 7, 2020 at the age of 97.

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