Meet Francis Gary Powers Jr.
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Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Cold War Museum located at Vint Hill, VA. He is the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study which assists the National Park Service to identify historic Cold War sites for preservation.
In 2015, he consulted for a Steven Spielberg thriller, Bridge of Spies, about the 1962 spy exchange between KGB spy Rudolph Abel and CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr. Gary is the author of Letters from a Soviet Prison and Spy Pilot. He lectures internationally, appears regularly on news broadcasts.
December 2017 _Francis Gary Powers, Jr. pays his respect to MiG pilot Sergei Safronov in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Sergei Safronov was killed in the line of duty by a Soviet missile while he was trying to shoot down Gary’s father on May 1, 1960 during the U-2 Incident. (Photographer Vladimir Zhabrikov © URA.RU)