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LTC Stephen F.
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Yes it was unfortunate that Francis Gary Powers was captured after the U-2 spy plane he piloted was shot down over the Soviet Union on May 01, 1960 SP5 Mark Kuzinski.
The Soviet Union leveraged this act and his image to display to the world that the USA was engaged in spying on the "peaceful" Soviet union.
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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And somethings never change - Thanks LTC Stephen F.
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COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski Great story and was totally unaware - I think I was about 3 year old at the time (born in 57). Thanks for sharing!
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SP5 Mark Kuzinski
SP5 Mark Kuzinski
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Me - 9th grade!
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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They got lucky. If it was higher up they probably wouldn't have shot down.
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