Published: June 19, 2013
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Zakho, Iraq, May, 1991: A Kurdish woman carries pillows, blankets and other household goods as she arrives at a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Allied troops were working to repatriate an estimated 200,000 people still in the mountains bordering Turkey, where they sought refuge during Saddam Hussein's brutal campaign against the Kurds in the wake of the Gulf War.
Published: June 18, 2013
Vince Crawley © Stars and Stripes
Southern Iraq, February, 1991: Multiple-Launch Rocket System (MLRS) rockets are fired toward Iraqi military units at dusk during Operation Desert Storm. In the foreground is a soldier from Iron Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment.
Published: June 17, 2013
John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
Hue, South Vietnam, February, 1968: As his platoon leader and a radio operator press into the rubble for cover, a U.S. Marine fires back at a North Vietnamese sniper during fighting in the Citadel at Hue.
Published: June 16, 2013
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Darmstadt, Germany, 1954: Sunlight breaks through the morning fog and lights the way for a Volkswagen on a rural German road between Darmstadt and Dieburg.
Published: June 15, 2013
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Tokyo, March, 1962: Jo, a chimpanzee from Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, is all dressed up in a cowboy suit — complete with six-shooter — for his meeting with Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. At left are an unidentified trainer and zoo director Tadamichi Koga. The emperor and empress were helping the zoo celebrate its 80th anniversary.
Published: June 14, 2013
Chet King ©Stars and Stripes
Osan Air Base, South Korea, June, 1980: A C-141B, the stretched version of the Starlifter transport plane, stands parked at Osan Air Base after its first non-stop flight across the Pacific.
Published: June 13, 2013
Wallace Beene ©Stars and Stripes
Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, September, 1966: Col. Levi Chase, commander of the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, speaks at a ceremony marking his return from the 500th fighter mission of a military career that spanned three wars — World War II, Korea and Vietnam — and 25 years. He flew 12 more missions before calling it quits, and retired as a major general in 1973.
Stars and Stripes' 1966 story about Col. Levi Chase's milestone.
Published: June 12, 2013
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Torrejon Air Base, Spain, May, 1964: Actress Ann-Margret, visiting Torrejon Air Base during a break in the filming of "The Pleasure Seekers," doesn't seem to be convinced that putting on a flight helmet is a good idea.
Stars and Stripes' 1964 story about Ann-Margret at Torrejon.
Published: June 11, 2013
Gene Bane ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, January, 1960: A technician works amid the memory units inside a Sperry Rand Univac computer. The room-sized collection of consoles, spools of tape and stacks of punch cards seems primitive by today's technological standards, but was state of the art in the 1950s.
Published: June 10, 2013
Gary Cooper ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, September, 1966: An armored personnel carrier is about to serve as a makeshift tow truck for a Jeep mired in deep mud during the tail end of the rainy season in the Pleiku area.