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Sunday, June 10, 2012

American U-2 Pilot Francis Gary Powers to be Posthumously Awarded Silver Star

In May 1960, American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the Soviet Union.  He was captured, spent 21 months in a Soviet prison, and endured 61 days of harsh KGB interrogation.  He is now set to be posthumously awarded the Silver Star.  The Silver Star is the third highest combat military decoration, awarded for valor in the face of the enemy.  Here is the CNN story:

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