Chuck Childs

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In The Moment ... October 28, 2019 Show 688 Hour 1

For 59 years Chuck and Grace Childs made Rapid City their home before moving to Minnesota in 2017. Chuck Childs died Sunday in Tracy, Minnesota at the age of 99.

Photo by Jim Kent

It’s not unusual for anyone to be able to take a step back in time through music, films photographs or visits with friends or family members. It is unusual for someone to get a chance to actually revisit their past through a tactile experience that can almost duplicate events in their life from decades ago. But that’s just what happened when we joined a former World War Two pilot to take a ride on one of the most powerful planes ever built.