Cold War Memories with Gary Powers, Jr.


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    A special guest came by the News 4 studio today. For more than 40 years, Gary Powers Jr. has been collecting all sorts of items related to the Cold War. He's the founder of the Cold War Museum in Virginia. The proprietor of the website, ColdWar.org and he also has a new book out, about his famous father.

    Some people may be familiar with the Steven Spielberg movie, "Bridge of Spies", starring Tom Hanks. That movie is about the 1960 U-2 spy plane incident in which the Soviet Union captured U.S. pilot, Francis Gary Powers, after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Powers was tried for espionage and served nearly 2 years in a Soviet prison. His writing while in a Soviet prison is the basis for his son's book, Letters from a Soviet Prison.

    The book features the never-before-published journal of his father's thoughts as a Prisoner of War.

    You can learn all about Mr. Powers, his books, and the Cold War Museum by visiting ColdWar.org

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