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    US honours Cold War spy plane pilot

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    Al Jazeera English

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    The US Air Force has awarded a Cold War pilot the Silver Star medal post-humously.

    Captain Francis Gary Powers became an icon after he was captured, interrogated and jailed by the Soviet Union in 1960.

    But as Al Jazeera's Suranjana Tewari reports, he was not always treated like a hero.