This isn’t the kind of piece I write very often, but then, it isn’t often a legend is retired. Even though it happened over 3 decades ago, I think it deserves mention.

Some may have forgotten.

Francis Gary Powers, U.S. U2 reconnaissance (read spy) pilot, was shot down on May 1, 1960 at an altitude of 70,000 feet over the then USSR by a SAM (surface-to-air missile) over the Ural Mountains.

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