Matchmaker Yeager – 1957

January 6th, 2015

Got a letter this Christmas from a woman born in England. It read:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. “In April 1957, Airman 1st Class was standing on duty on a flight line in Toul-Rosieres, France, when you (General Yeager) flew in. A1C stopped you as he you walked by. You so kindly listened to him as he told you his problem.

“A1C submitted paper work to marry on English girl, in November 1956. It was turned down.

“You told A1C to meet you in your office the next morning.

“Thank you, you gave your permission for us to marry. I am the English girl, (now an American). We were married May 4, 1957 in England about 58 years ago.

“We have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and our 10th great-grandchild will be born March 2015.

“So from us all, we say, “Thank you, Sir!”

“Without your help, it may never have been.”

Wonder if they named any of their brood Charles or Yeager? :-)

c. GCYI

 

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