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Chuck Yeager. The man. The legend. We’re going to safely assume most of you folks know who this man is and today, we celebrate him being on this rock with us for the 95th year.
Believe it or not, this almost century-old man has a more active Twitter account than some younger people we know. You can get on there and ask him questions if you want and he’ll typically answer you promptly. As you can imagine, that’s where people went to wish him the best today.
Let’s first start off with his own message to all his fans (he was sent over 3, 500 of them by the way) :
You won’t believe it. I don’t believe it myself…but I turn 95 years old today. Enjoyed visiting with @oakridgeboys & my cousin Dodger great Steve Yeager. Oak @oakridgeboys sang beautifully as always & heard It Takes a Little Rain twice! Great song. Great day. #birthdaygift
— Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) February 13, 2018
Now, here are some highlights of how people responded:
Happy birthday from the UK, sir! So many fond memories playing your game all those years ago. “It’s a great day for flying!” 👍 pic.twitter.com/Fph6ZVJ049
— Dan MartinezNormand (@danmnd) February 13, 2018
You’ve cheated death more times than you have had birthdays, General.
Happy unlikely birthday.
— Bryan Suits, Los Angeles’ Anti Dude (@darksecretplace) February 13, 2018
Happy 95 General. 🎂
The nation owes you a huge debt for your legendary service and you continue to bless us by sharing your incredible life story here on Twitter.
— Charles Warlick (@cawarlick) February 13, 2018
I first learned of you by through my Weekly Reader in elementary school.
You have been a hero in my book all these years, even when I joined the Silent Service in 1966. Nothing but admiration for you, sir.
A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a fine, outstanding man.
— J Larry Hanna🇺🇸 (@JLarryHanna) February 13, 2018
I feel sorry for Death when he is finally sent to meet you in earnest, General. He will need to bring lots of help.
Sir, I still recall vividly seeing the newsreel of your Mach2 flight at the base movie theater at MCTC Twentynine Palms. I was six years old. I wanted to be a pilot from then forward. You inspired a generation – or two or three!
Happy birthday and may there be many more!
— DBCIII🌊🌊🌊America was ALREADY getting great (@frogcycle) February 13, 2018
General Yeager, may this 95th birthday be the happiest yet. You continually provide inspiration, and validate the phrase “they don’t make ‘em like that anymore.”
— Dan Martin (@Danthetallcool1) February 13, 2018