Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Atta boy Chuck! : Yeager named to California Hall of Fame

Yeager named to California Hall of Fame: "SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Air Force pilot Chuck Yeager, who served in World War II and went on to be the first pilot to break the speed of sound, will be among the newest inductees to the California Hall of Fame.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California first lady Maria Shriver unveiled the list of 2009 inductees on Tuesday. They said the latest 13 ‘embody California’s innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.’The others are ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas, feisty football commentator John Madden, entertainer Carol Burnett, former Intel chief executive Andrew Grove, former Gov. Hiram Johnson, decathlete and philanthropist Rafer Johnson, industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, philanthropist and peace activist Joan Kroc, artist Fritz Scholder, author Danielle Steel, bodybuilder and Schwarzenegger mentor Joe Weider, and slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk.The nominees will be inducted in a Dec. 1 ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento. Shriver started the program to honor artists, sports figures and others who’ve helped shape the state."

(Via Air Force Times - News.)

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