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Modern Heroism / What We Know

In by Chris on April 26, 2012 at 11:36 am

Chuck Yeager. There’s a hero for you. The man worked his tail off to become the maestro of all sorts of whiz-bang flying experiments. But in the end, he became a demigod simply for his near-suicidal willingness to strap into a machine that crossed the sky with a distant concussion.

When Yeager returned heroic, what battle had he won? What boon did he bring to the people? The knowledge that the sound barrier could be broken?

It was enough for them – a nation of onlookers who revered any man who could survive when he trespassed the boundaries of their knowledge.

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