The Marshall University community is remembering Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, who passed away Monday at the age of 97. Yeager, the daring Air Force pilot and World War II veteran, was the first person to break the sound barrier. He was also a key supporter of the Marshall University’s Society of Yeager Scholars, which was named in his honor. The society is the premier academic scholarship that has been in place at Marshall since 1987. More than 300 students have received the generous full-ride scholarship that bears his name.
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See the Remembering Chuck Yeager page on the Society of Yeager Scholars site.