The Silver Star for Capt. Powers is seen before it was awarded posthumously during a ceremony at the Pentagon

 
The Silver Star for Capt. Powers is seen before it was awarded posthumously during a ceremony at the Pentagon
The Silver Star for Capt. Francis Gary Powers, whose U-2 reconnaissance plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in May 1, 1960, is seen before it was awarded posthumously during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)