Missile launch in South Korea, 1959

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South Korea, July, 1959: With a roar and a flash of flame, an Honest John missile takes off from a firing range in South Korea.

Stars and Stripes' 1959 story about Army artillery.

Marrakesh water sellers, 1960

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Marrakesh, Morocco, February, 1960: Among the prime photographic targets for tourists visiting Marrakesh were these water sellers with tasseled hats, kilt-like garb and strings of brass cups. They were happy to pose — for about $2 in local currency.

Freedom Bell arrives in Germany, 1950

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Bremerhaven, West Germany, October, 1950: After a fundraising tour of 26 American cities, the West Berlin-bound Freedom Bell arrives in Bremerhaven aboard the USNS Gen. R.S. Blatchford, which had previously been used to transport 13,833 postwar displaced persons to new lives in the U.S. The 10-ton, 12-foot bronze bell was eventually placed atop West Berlin's City Hall, and its first ringing was heard by a worldwide radio audience during a dedication ceremony that was attended by over 400,000 people.

Stars and Stripes' 1950 story about the Freedom Bell ceremony in West Berlin.

Newsprint for Berlin, 1948

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Wiesbaden, Germany, October, 1948: Rolls of newsprint are loaded on an airlift transport plane, bound for Berlin. One hundred tons of paper were being flown to the blockaded city by the Air Force every week, as allocated by Gen. Lucius Clay, to allow newspapers of the three Western sectors to combat the Soviet-controlled Berlin press.

In search of the perfect bubble, 1989

Ken George ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, January, 1989: Nine-year-old Angela Duke concentrates on creating the perfect bubble-gum bubble during an after-school contest at the McNair Kaserne housing area.

Stars and Stripes' 1989 story about the contest.

Medal of Honor ceremony, 2007

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Washington, D.C., February, 2007: Retired Army Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall receives the Medal of Honor from President George W. Bush. Crandall was honored for flying his UH-1 Huey helicopter into heavy combat in South Vietnam's Ia Drang Valley to drop supplies and evacuate wounded troops in November, 1965. “In men like him, we see the best in America,” Bush said.

Stars and Stripes' story about Bruce Crandall's Medal of Honor ceremony.

Supply drop in Vietnam, 1967

Gerard F. Forken ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, August, 1967: After troops from 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division were brought in for a sweep through a Communist stronghold seven miles southeast of Lai Khe, they made their way to a clearing where a Chinook copter delivered some artillery support.

Observation post in Bosnia, 1998

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Mahala, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January, 1998: Pfc. Gino Tini of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment looks out from Observation Post Sierra 10, where the mission is to help ensure freedom of movement in the demilitarized Zone of Separation between the Muslim-Croat and Bosnian Serb sectors.

Irish countryside, 1989

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Ireland, 1989: As storm clouds gather over the Irish countryside, a local bovine resident goes about its daily routine of doing very little.

Writing home, 1967

Gerard Forken ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, November, 1967: Pfc. Roger Spradley of Stuart, Fla., and E Company, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines, writes home during a break from guarding U.S. Navy Seabees who are rebuilding a bridge (in the background) on Route 1 between Phu Loc and Lang Co in South Vietnam's coastal lowlands. The previous bridge had been destroyed by Viet Cong shelling, and attacks continued during the reconstruction effort.

Stars and Stripes' 1967 story about the bridge reconstruction.