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DOD official Anna Rosenberg, 1951

George Penn ©Stars and Stripes
Darmstadt, West Germany, August, 1951: Anna M. Rosenberg, assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel,  wears an Air Force major general's raincoat to keep dry as she leaves a mess building during a visit to 1st Division headquarters. Following her are Lt. Gen. Manton S. Eddy of the 7th Army and Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Timberman of the 1st Division. At the time of her visit to bases in Europe, Rosenberg was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. military establishment.
 

Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in France, 1953

Sam Vestal ©Stars and Stripes
Orleans, France, August, 1953: Jerry Lewis mugs for the camera as Dean Martin plays his usual role of straight man during one of the comedy duo's performances for American troops and their families. Martin and Lewis were on a two-month business-and-pleasure trip to Europe that included two weeks of performances at the Palladium in London and a week at the Royal Theater in Glasgow.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1953 story previewing Martin and Lewis' trip to Europe.
  
 

Peter Sellers, 1965

Bob Milnes ©Stars and Stripes
Sant' Angelo, Ischia, Italy, July, 1965: Actor Peter Sellers takes a break during the filming of "After the Fox," a comedy that also featured Britt Eklund (aka Mrs. Sellers) and Victor Mature.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1965 interview with interview with Peter Sellers, Victor Mature and director Vittorio de Sica.

Patrol Base Diamond II, 1969

David Warsh ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1969: A dog helps its human friends stand guard at Patrol Base Diamond II, about 35 miles from Saigon near the Cambodian border. The base, manned by the 25th Infantry Division, withstood several Communist attacks in the early part of April.
 

Bob Hope and friends at Wiesbaden, 1948

©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, December, 1948: Among the many celebrities on hand for the 1948 Christmas Cavalcade tour of U.S. bases in Europe were organizer Bob Hope, actress Irene Ryan (later known as Granny in the "Beverly Hillbillies" TV show) and World War II Medal of Honor recipient Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Much of the group's time was spent entertaining troops involved with the Berlin Airlift.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1948 story about the Bob Hope tour.
 
 

Aaron Tippin, 2008

Joe Gromelski ©Stars and Stripes
Washington, D.C., January, 2009: During a tour of Stars and Stripes' central office, country music star Aaron Tippin pauses to admire a photo of another Southerner who made it big in the music business. The shot of Sgt. Presley was taken by Stripes photographer Gus Schuettler during an interview in Friedberg, West Germany, in February, 1960.
 

Patrol in Bosnia, 1997

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Bosnia and Herzegovina, November, 1997: Soldiers with Bravo Company, 1-36th Infantry are offered some cautionary words as they leave Camp McGovern on a dismounted patrol through the neighborhood of Brod. The troops, deployed from Friedberg, Germany, were planning to give local residents an opportunity to voice their concerns.
 

Valencia, Spain, 1956

Ted Rohde ©Stars and Stripes
Valencia, Spain, June 3, 1956: A boy makes some feathered friends on a Valencia street.

Shower time in Lebanon, 1958

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Lebanon, August, 1958: Thanks to typical American ingenuity, soldiers from the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry's supply and transportation platoon were able to enjoy a shower during Operation Blue Bat, a mission to back the beleaguered Lebanese government.
 

F-15 inspection, 1991

Ken Clauson ©Stars and Stripes
Central Saudi Arabia, January, 1991: Airman 1st Class William Peter of Quincy, Ill., checks the engine air inlet of an F-15 Eagle aircraft for damage and loose rivets during the first week of Operation Desert Storm. Peter was an F-15E crew chief with the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, out of Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
 

 
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