Manchin pays tribute to Yeager

WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has cited the legacy of Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first man to break the sound barrier.

A memorial ceremony will be held Friday for the West Virginia native who died on Dec. 7.

“The legacy Chuck leaves is such an important part of our heritage as West Virginians. Our little state has mined the coal that forged the steel that built the tanks and ships that keep our country the strongest in the world. It is an honor to remember Chuck as part of our military service heritage and our way of life that sinks deep into the roots of West Virginia’s rich culture. I encourage all Americans to learn what they can about this legendary West Virginian,” Manchin said in a video tribute.


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