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In todays society one can become famous for the slightest task Many of todays heroes and idols have never accomplished anything truly great Some are admired for their looks acting ability or simply for being in the right place at the right time However Charles Augustus Lindbergh is one American hero that truly earned the fame and respect that he received Lindberghs fame began in 1927 when his dreams of making the flight between New York and Paris were beginning to be realized Between the months of March and May Charles supervised the construction of the Spirit of St Louis the airplane that would later fulfill his dream Soon after its completion Lindbergh set a speed record for a flight between San Diego and St Louis At this point Americans began to recognize him as a competitor in the race across the Atlantic Finally on May 20 1927 he embarked on his journey to France On May 21 Lindbergh touched down at Le Bourget Airport in Paris Although recognized as a national hero Charles influence in American history didnt end with the transatlantic flight Lindbergh tragically became the center of the trial of the century became deeply involved in the World War II controversy and was involved in other foreign affairs In 1913 Charles Lindbergh had his first experience with an airplane Playing inside his home one afternoon he heard the far off drone of an engine Presuming the noise to be that of an automobile Charles went on playing Soon the drone turned into a roar and he knew that it had to be something else Walking out onto his roof he saw that the noise was an airplane The sight of the airplane caused Charles to dream of flying for the rest of his childhood In 1912 Charles father bought a new car a Model-T Ford that the family named Maria At the age of eleven Charles learned to drive the car and
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