CSAF Gen Norton Schwartz has stated former USAF pilot, and CIA U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers is to be posthoumously awarded the Silver Star for his actions on May 1, 1960, and his subsequent conduct as a prisoner of the Soviet Union prior to, during, and following his show trial by that nation. Powers was exchanged for Soviet spy Col Rudolf Abel in 1962.
If you have read Powers' book, "Operation Overflight," you will gain a new appreciation for what this man accomplished with little to no preparation for withstanding the rigors of professional interrogation plus being held in solitary confinement for long periods of time. He never divulged anything of worth to his Soviet interrogators through some gruelling questioning sessions. In addition, he kept hidden from them some facts regarding U-2 operations that, had they become known to the Soviets, would have been quite embarassing to this country. It's just a shame he never lived to see the award of this well-deserved decoration.