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#4404952 - 02/13/18 05:00 PM Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!!  
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Happy Birthday Pard!


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"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
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#4404954 - 02/13/18 05:03 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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May he live long and proud, what a fantastic man.

#4404956 - 02/13/18 05:12 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Wow. A big salute to Chuck!!!


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#4404966 - 02/13/18 05:31 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Happy Birthday Chuck. What a man !


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#4404968 - 02/13/18 05:35 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Wow, he was a full bird Colonel at age 35!!! You don't see that nowadays.


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#4404984 - 02/13/18 06:56 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Happy birthday Chuck Yeager!

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#4405018 - 02/13/18 11:09 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4405066 - 02/14/18 03:09 AM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4405085 - 02/14/18 08:54 AM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Happy Birthday Chuck !

We all know the secret to longevity.
Don't take any unnecessary risk.

Cheers,
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#4405087 - 02/14/18 09:25 AM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Wow, he was a full bird Colonel at age 35!!! You don't see that nowadays.

Happy birthday Chuck

My cousins were in their 50s before they got frocked, so well done that man!


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#4405095 - 02/14/18 10:17 AM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4405310 - 02/15/18 06:28 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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http://victoriayeager.com/general-yeager-bobsledding-story/


Col Joe Engle tells this story: In the 1960’s, Gen Yeager had been the King of the Lake Placid Winter Games the year before. This year, he got me invited as the King so they had to figure a title for him. He became the Archbishop.

They took us on a 4 man bobsled run. We slid up one wall, down and up the other side, up the first side and down again, pretty thrilling and quite on the edge, but we made it out in one piece. Literally.

After we got out, I was still kissing the ground, when Chuck said: “OK, I think we got the hang of it now” – and he headed up the hill.

We do? I ran to catch up to him.

We got a 2 man bobsled this time.

Gulp.

Chuck got in front and told me: “I’m in front steering. Get in back and don’t you touch those brakes unless I tell you to.”

Joe: Yes, sir!

We pushed off, jumped on, and went up one wall, down and up the other, and down and up the other side, just like the first time until….we….turned on our side.

We were one big tumble as the sled several yards ahead me and I were sliding toward the finish line. I was still trying to gather my legs and arms to get myself into a semblance of control and maybe…um…stopping, trying to figure out where I was, where Chuck was, where the sled was, when:

I looked up and saw Chuck, waving at me while sliding fast out of control on his back 20 yards ahead of the sled, shouting: “Hurry up, Joe! You’re screwing up our time!”

As we walked back up to the start of the bobsledding, we saw the Italian team come down the track – a guy’s head in his helmet not near his body.

Oh boy.

Chuck: Now that’s not how you want to do it.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984
#4405956 - 02/18/18 08:12 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Follow him on Twitter! He has responded twice to me and it was such a super cool feeling. Sometimes he will drop some random nuggets and facts about his career very cool.


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#4405957 - 02/18/18 08:22 PM Re: Chuck Yeager is 95 Years Old Today!! [Re: kestrel79]  
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Originally Posted by kestrel79
Follow him on Twitter! He has responded twice to me and it was such a super cool feeling. Sometimes he will drop some random nuggets and facts about his career very cool.



I do, I just don't follow Twitter very closely. But I also follow him on facebook.


"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which The Party is always right." - George Orwell, 1984

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