Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

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Retired Air Force brigadier general Charles Chuck Yeager who show do you have the right stuff when he became the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound has died he was ninety seven yeah I guess why Victoria announced on Twitter he died Monday he was born in West Virginia and enlisted in the Army Air Corps in nineteen forty seven younger than twenty four broke the sound barrier flying six hundred and sixty miles per hour his exploits were told in the book and movie the right stuff he fought in World War two and the Vietnam War was awarded the Purple Heart and the presidential medal of freedom at age seventy nine Jaeger piloted an F. fifteen to near one thousand miles per hour looking back on his life he once said I was just a lucky kid who caught the right ride Chuck Yeager dead at ninety seven I'm Julie Walker

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