Monday, June 11, 2012

Silver Star Ceremony This Friday
A ceremony to award the Silver Star will be held this Friday at the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia to recognize courage under harsh interrogation. Famed Southwest Virginia spy-plane pilot Francis Gary Powers will be the recipient in honor of his captivity in the Soviet Union more than 50 years ago. The Silver Star is the third highest combat military decoration for valor. New records prove that Powers was a first lieutenant on active duty before becoming a civilian to join the CIA’s reconnaissance program in 1956. He was a commissioned officer when shot down and eventually released in a spy trade. Powers then continued his active-duty service while a spy pilot from 1960 to 1962. He was then discharged from the super secret reconnaissance program as a captain. Powers was 47 years old when he died in a helicopter crash back in August of 1977 as a pilot broadcasting traffic updates in Los Angeles. (bg)

Monday, July 06, 2015

  • Confederate Flag Parade Underway in Kingsport
  • Old Theft Case Results in New Arrest of Abingdon Man
  • Additional Conduct Under Investigation at BVU
  • Abingdon Man Charged with Killing Father Arraigned in Court This Afternoon
  • Involuntary Manslaughter Case of Boone NC Motel Owner Delayed Until October
  • UPDATE: Suspected Pipe Bomber of Johnson City Prothetics Biz Owns Similar Business in Kingsport
  • Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Abingdon
  • Police Say Medical Office Bombed and Burned, Suspect Arrested
  • Two Pedestrian Hit and Run Update: Milligan Highway Resident Arrested
  • Authorities Close Down Portion of Busy Johnson City Road During Investigation
  • Elizabethton Pair Arrested on DUI Charges After Hit & Run
  • Two Injured in ATV Accident in Bristol, TN
  • Report: Joshua Copeland's Mother Witness to Edsel Copeland Stabbing Last Month
  • Bluff City Man Killed in a Rollback Truck Accident
  • Search for Missing Surgoinsville Teen Continues in SWVA
  • Charges Pending in Fatal Washington County, VA Wreck
  • 70-Year-Old Man Uses Cane to Assault Woman in Johnson City



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