Eightieth Birthday Party

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A special 80th birthday celebration was held for General Chuck Yeager on May 1, 2003, at the Doubletree Hotel Legacy in Plano, Texas. Entertainment was provided by the famed Oak Ridge Boys, and proceeds from the celebration benefited the General Chuck Yeager Foundation. The General Chuck Yeager Foundation has already given out $100,000 to scholarships and aviation programs for kids.

(Listen to birthday tribute sent to Gen. Yeager by the Oak Ridge Boys on his actual birthday.)


Victoria Yeager.

“80” ice sculpture.

Victoria, President of General Chuck Yeager Foundation, describes the Foundation and its history succinctly.

 

The Oak Ridge Boys
The birthday cake

The Oak Ridge Boys sing for General Yeager. The rest of the party were allowed to listen in.

The birthday cake.

 

Gen. Yeager's low pass
General Yeager, General Pearson, and General Joe Engle

General Yeager and guests.

General Yeager with General Pearson, Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, and General Joe Engle, USAF ret. and former Shuttle pilot.

 

General Yeager, Doug Van Howd, Butch White, and guest
General Yeager, General Pearson, General Joe Engle and Doug Van Howd

General Yeager; Doug Van Howd, President Reagan’s Artist in residence and sculptor, Butch White, collector, and guest.

General Yeager with General Pearson, Commander, Air Force Flight Test Center, and General Joe Engle, USAF ret. and former Shuttle pilot. Seated: Doug Van Howd, President Reagan’s Artist in residence and sculptor.

 

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