Certified Badass Pilot and American Hero Chuck Yeager Regales Fans About "Shelter in Place" During WWII

In this file photo, Capt. Charles E. Yeager is shown standing next to the Air Force's Bell-built X-1 supersonic research aircraft, in this photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, after became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound in level flight on October 14, 1947. (AP Photo/US Air Force, file)

 

You won’t find a much bigger badass than Chuck Yeager.

 

He was the first person to break the sound barrier, as famously re-enacted in 1983’s “The Right Stuff”:

But even at 97 years young, Yeager’s not one to sit back and watch the world go by.

He’s even on Twitter. This fan nailed how special that is:

One silver lining these past few weeks has been entertainers stepping up their game and sharing their gifts with the rest of us as we, more or less, stay home to flatten the curve, as RedState reported in late March.

In the time of the Wuhan coronavirus, however, it’s easy to forget that “shelter in place” held a far more desparate meaning for our fighting forces during World War II. Late on Thursday night, Yeager shared one of his memorable experiences:

He even answered the question that we’ve all been wrestling with:

But Yeager got some push back from people trying to score petty, political points:

Though Yeager’s response to the Twitter troll has since been removed, he made a similar riposte a week ago:

The former soldier let them know – in no uncertain terms – that you don’t attack the Commander in Chief during wartime:

Through it all, the ace proves he still has a healthy sense of humor:

God bless our veterans and servicemembers!