The Right Stuff
Last updated 12/14/2020 at 2:05pm
Chuck Yeager has died at 97. He had 13 German plane “kills” in WWII, all before age 22, and flew in combat in Korea and Vietnam. In the feat for which he is famous, he was the first man to break the sound barrier — while suffering from two broken ribs. His death got me thinking about then and now.
Audie Murphy, known as a Western movie star during the ‘50s, was a Medal of Honor recipient and the most highly decorated service man of WWII before age 21. The average age of the men who stormed the beaches on D-Day at Normandy was 19.
In the ‘60s some of my law partners and I, all w...