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Assemblyman Fong issues statement on the passing of General Chuck Yeager

Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County), issued the following statement in regards to the passing of General Chuck Yeager:

"General Yeager was an American legend, and one of our nation's best aviators and test pilots. Breaking the sound barrier over the Mojave Desert 73 years ago led to tremendous aerospace achievements and technological advancements.

We have lost an American hero. He was a true pioneer that helped establish the East Kern County legacy of aerospace innovation. Thank you for always inspiring us to achieve more."

Assemblyman Vince Fong represents the 34th Assembly District, encompassing most of Kern County including the communities of Bakersfield, Bear Valley Springs, China Lake, Frazier Park, Golden Hills, Inyokern, Lebec, Oildale, Ridgecrest, Taft and Tehachapi.