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)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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  • Marion Man Arrested for Rape
  • Maintenance Work to Disrupt Water Service in Jonesborough
  • 74-year-old Arrested on Kingsport's Dale Street for Crack Cocaine
  • ETSU Hires Emergency Management Specialist
  • Man Accused of Stealing Gun, Credit Cards Arrested in Johnson City
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  • Matthew Hill Says Why He Changed Position on Wine in Grocery Bill
  • Survey says JCMC Is 8th Best Health Facility in Tennessee
  • Man Arraigned After Weekend Attack in Johnson City
  • Three Charged in a 2013 Murder Have a Plea Deadline
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  • Wise Co., VA Mine Closes and Hundreds Lose Jobs
  • Work by Bristol Photographer Displayed in Smithsonian
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  • Carter County Commissioners Vote for Tax Increase
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  • Ballard Bound Over to Grand Jury
  • No Tax Increase in Sullivan Co. Passes First Hurdle



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