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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks Capt Marty Hogan for letting us know that February 13 is the 95th anniversary of the birth of retired United States Air Force general officer, flying ace and record-setting test pilot Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager
Happy Birthday Chuck Yeager with many happy returns!
General Chuck Yeager, at the ripe old age of 89 years, boards an F-15 Eagle at Nellis AFB as part of an honor flight. The flight was conducted in recognition of the first manned supersonic flight, when Yeager broke the sound barrier in an experimental Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947. Filmed on October 14, 2012.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y73tnUn6ETY
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SPC Margaret Higgins
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LTC Stephen F.: WHAT A GENERAL AND WHAT A MAN!
WITH GENERAL YEAGER TOEING THAT TRIPLE LINE! WHAT A GLORIOUS FLIGHT!
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I never had the chance to meet him, But I tried,, In a kind of fan-boy stalker kind of way. When I was at Mt Home AFB Idaho in the 1980s I heard from some of the SP troops I knew that Gen Yeager (The correct term to address him by) sometimes visited the base. Allegedly he owned a home somewhere in the area not far from the base and when in the area he would pop into the base.. (Perhaps for the base medical center? I cant imagine it was the O club). I dont think he lived at that time year round in Idaho, but it was well known about his visits to our base.
The story went that he did NOT suffer fools gladly and God help the poor airman that incurred his wrath. He was said to be very tempermental. (might not be true, but that was the story). At that time, all vehicles had a base pass sticker on their cars and many had rank, You best be on your A game when the General rolled thru.
So, I asked repeatedly to the SPs to let me know if they heard of him coming to the base, It never panned out. I dont know if they thought I would do something stupid or just the logistics.
I would have loved to get a picture with him or sign one of my books. Coulda-woulda-shoulda.
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MSgt John McGowan
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Capt Marty Hogan-------Good Morning Sir. I read a book on the General years ago. Quite the man. Said his eye sight was better than 20-20. Also first mass deployment of a fighter wing. Could not get in space program. When you look back and remember the ones in service when you served there where a noticeable list of great men. They was not always PC but great leadership.
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