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)

Thursday, October 08, 2015

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  • Teacher in Bristol, Virginia Subject of Criminal Investigation
  • Kingsport Police Searching for Convenience Store Burglar
  • Abingdon Mayor Says Retail Development, Creeper Trail Can Co-Exist
  • Former BVU CEO Wes Rosenbalm Ordered to Report to Prison for Corruption and Tax Evasion
  • Hawkins Co Member of TN House of Representatives Leaving Post
  • Police Report Greene County Woman Tried to Smuggle Narcotics Into Jail
  • State Dismisses Murder Charges Against Elizabethton Mother
  • Sentencing Set Thursday for Former BVU CEO Wes Rosenbalm
  • One Person Killed in North Roan Street Traffic Incident in Johnson City
  • Jury Finds Kingsport Man Guilty of Attempted Manslaughter, Aggravated Assault
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  • Hupp Awaits Arraignment November 30th
  • Two Suspects Involved in Oxycodone Ring Based at Johnson City Weight Loss Clinic Take Plea Deals
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  • Two Injured When Car Rolls in Parking Lot in Kingsport
  • Removal of Idled Equipment Sparks Fire at Eastman
  • Attempted Murder Trial Continues in Blountville
  • Sighting Report Widens Search for Missing Man With Alzheimer's
  • Phone Scammers Target Johnson City Power Customers

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