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Cold War Expert - Crystal City Rotary Club


  • Aug 14, 2019 - Wed 7:00 a.m.



Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202

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Please join author, speaker, and cold war expert Gary Powers Jr. to talk about the U-2 Incident of May 1, 1960, in which his father was shot down while flying a CIA U-2 spy plane over the former Soviet Union. In 2017, Powers, Jr., published his first book, which includes his dad’s letters to and from family while incarcerated, family photos sent to him in prison, and other correspondence that provides a unique firsthand account of the U-2 Incident, shoot down, imprisonment, and events that led up to his father’s exchange for Soviet Spy Rudolph Abel in 1962.

Gary Powers Jr is the executive director of the Cold War Museum