Monday, December 7, 2020

A Childhood Hero Has Flown Off To The Great Beyond

I can only hope that upon his passing, the spirit of Chuck Yeager zoomed high in the sky as he so often did when I was a kid in the 60s. He was the first human to break the sound barrier, which he did in the late 1940s (long before I was born). Before that, he started his flying career during WWII and was soon assigned as a fighter pilot and saw much action shooting down many enemy planes; in fact, he became an Ace by shooting down 5 German planes in one day. He was shot down himself prior to that, survived serious injuries, and went back into the action. Later, in his flying career, he trained other pilots and remained active as a test pilot into the mid 1970's. It may not seem like much now but to a kid in the 60s, he was essentially an all American demigod.

RIP General Chuck Yeager.

All the best,
Glenn B