MEMORANDUM FOR: Daputy Director of Special Projacti
Award ef Intelligence Medal to
, Krancis Gary Powers!
1. On thieclcphonically contactec to clarify the eircumatancea surroundlag the award to Gary.
About thisecision was mace to award theut not to Powers.
officers assigned torogram were nominated for awards.)
3n award ceremony took place on the Wast Coast. Oeneral Carter made the awards, but none ofilots wase permitted to keep thu medals at that time. On this occasion, Kelly Jdousod asked General Carter if he would arrangejan award for Gary Powers.
3ubsequent to General Carter's return from the Wast Coast, he initiated action to award theger.ee medal to Gary. Tho certificate attached to the medal was prepared ia As was the case with theilots, the medal *as oot offered tc Powers for retention at that-time.
Award of iRieLligtcce Medal co
Francis Gary Powers
1. On thiselephoolcelly contactnal to clarify the circumstances surrounding the award to Gary.
u* yesterday. Ybe. chronology ofilots is fi follows:
bcut thisecision was madeo award the modalvivd; ct s, but noi to Powers. ! , ' andother military officers assigned to2 Program were nominated for -wards. )
!n award ceremony took place on the West Coast. General Carter made the awards, but none ofilots wasa permitted to keep the medals at that tlma:. On this occasion, Kelly .fohasoa asked General Carter if he would arrangejan award for Gary Powers,
1ubsequent to Geoeral Carter's return from tbe West Coaaf, he initiated action to award themedal to Gary. Thaached to the QMdal waa prepared in A* wai the caee with the other . ilots, che medalnut offered to Powers for retention at that time.Original document.