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Top Gun actor, Former SC Gov. honored at Patriot Award Gala

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Four people were honored Saturday night including Top Gun actor Glen Powell and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for their work revolved around veterans.

Glen Powell played ‘Hangman’ in the new Top Gun: Maverick movie and was awarded the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment.

“This is by far the coolest moment in my career as far as honors go,” Powell said.

Powell said he spent most of the year on military bases as he trained for his roles in Top Gun and a new movie coming out in November called DEVOTION. He said it was great to see so many Medal of Honor recipients in once place at the Knoxville Convention Center.

“Hard to describe how I can now find myself in a room with what I believe are the best of our country,” Powell said.

In his role in DEVOTION, Powell will play Medal of Honor recipient Tom Hudner. Hudner was a U.S Navy aviator…

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