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US honours Cold War spy plane pilot
Francis Gary Powers, shot down and jailed by Soviets in 1960, awarded Silver Star 45 years after his death.
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2012 05:54

The US Air Force has awarded a Cold War pilot the Silver Star medal, the military's third highest decoration, post-humously.

Captain Francis Gary Powers became an icon after he was captured, interrogated and jailed by the Soviet Union in 1960.

 But as Al Jazeera's Suranjana Tewari reports, he was not always treated like a hero.

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