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Chow line, 1962

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Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Near Mannheim, West Germany, March, 1962: In a scene familiar to soldiers and veterans everywhere, members of the 2nd Battle Group, 47th Infantry, line up for chow after completing the first leg of a motor march from Augsburg to Berlin. They were to replace the 1st Battle Group, 19th Infantry, in the divided city.
 

Exercise at Hohenfels, 1956

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Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Hohenfels, West Germany, May, 1956: A participant in an exercise at the U.S. training area at Hohenfels isn't deterred by the rain as he keeps the lines of communication open. The troops were divided into "aggressor" and "defender" forces as they worked out a problem under the watchful eyes of a group of umpires.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1956 story about the exercise at Hohenfels.
 

Meeting Gary Cooper, 1953

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Ed Killpack ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, May, 1953: These two U.S. soldiers probably felt like two of the luckiest men on the face of the earth as they talked with actor Gary Cooper, who was on a promotional tour for his latest film, "High Noon." Cooper, well-known for his portrayal of Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees," won the Best Actor Oscar for "High Noon."
 

New and old transportation, 1951

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Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
West Germany, October, 1951: A farmer with an ox-drawn cart passes a jeep parked in the shade of a tree during Exercise Combine in the Rhine Valley.
 

Patrol in Bosnia, 1997

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Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Slavonski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December, 1997: Army National Guard soldiers from Leesburg, Va.-based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division — the first Guard infantry unit to be deployed since 1968 — leave "Troll Village" under the Slavonski Brod bridge as they respond to a report of a disturbance. Happily, it turned out to be a local wedding celebration.

RELATED MATERIAL:
A 1998 Stars and Stripes story about the Virginia National Guard unit in Bosnia, with more photos.
 

A wave across the Berlin Wall, 1961

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Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1961: A West Berliner finds a vantage point from which to wave to someone isolated on the eastern side of the recently-constructed Berlin Wall.
 

 
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