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Celebration of life for general Chuck Yeager to take place at Charleston Coliseum Friday

(FILES) This file US Air Force handout photo from 1995 at Edwards Air Force Base in California shows Brig. Gen. Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager in the cockpit of an F-15. - US aviation legend Chuck Yeager, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, has died, his wife announced on December 7, 2020. "It is w/ profound sorrow, I must tell you that my life love General Chuck Yeager passed just before 9pm ET," Victoria Yeager tweeted on her husband's account. (Photo by - / USAF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / US AIR FORCE" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WVVA) – A Celebration of Life for General Chuck Yeager will take place at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on Friday, January 15 at noon.

This ceremony will be open to the public.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place and masks will be required.

Doors will open at 10 a.m. and all entry will take place through the Clendenin Street entrance.

Upon entrance, folks will pass through a security checkpoint, temperature checks and bags will be checked.

The airport arrival can be streamed on YouTube and the Celebration of Life can be streamed here.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the following streets will be closed:

· Clendenin Street from Virginia Street to Lee Street

· Quarrier Street from Truslow Street to the east side of Civic Center Drive

· Lee Street from Pennsylvania north to the west side of Clendenin Street


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