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Queen Elizabeth II in Tokyo, 1975

Hideyuki Mihashi ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, May, 1975: Queen Elizabeth II adds a shovelful of dirt during a ceremony in which an oak tree was planted to commemorate the British monarch's visit to Akasaka Palace.

Mount Vis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1998

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Bosnia and Herzegovina, November, 1998: Sgt. 1st Class Fidel Feliciano, left, and Staff Sgt. Robert Novella stand on the largest 1st Cavalry Division patch in Bosnia as they pose for a photo to send home to their loved ones. The patch — 35 feet, 8 inches wide by 51 feet, 8 inches long — is painted on the helicopter pad at the outpost on 450-foot Mount Vis, which was held by Bosnian Serb troops for many months during the Bosnian civil war before they surrendered it to NATO forces in early 1996.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1998 story about life on Mount Vis.

Volendam, Netherlands, 1962

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
The Netherlands, June, 1962: Picturesque Volendam was one of many Dutch towns on the former Zuider Zee that had figured out by the early 1960s that tourism meant money, so these market-day shoppers were more than happy to provide visitors with a look at some traditional clothing.

Saigon Harbor, 1965

Jack Baird © Stars and Stripes
Saigon, South Vietnam, December, 1965: The passengers in this small boat crossing Saigon Harbor probably wished they could enjoy he roominess of the larger (and safer) craft in the background.

Hugh O'Brian at Yokosuka, 1967

Jim Falk ©Stars and Stripes
Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, July, 1967: Actor Hugh O'Brian, Star of the "Wyatt Earp" TV series, unveils dinner for Marine Sgt. William A. Ferrell, a patient at the Yokosuka Naval Hospital who was wounded the previous month at Dong Ha, Vietnam. Behind them are Linda Michele and Ruth Lawrence of the USO's "Guys and Dolls" dance troupe. O'Brian, as a World War II Marine, was the youngest drill instructor in the Corps at age 18.

Recovery mission in Vietnam, 1968

Bruce McIlhaney ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1968: Soldiers discuss strategy during a mission to recover the body of one of two Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol members killed when troops from the 9th Infantry Division were attacked by a Viet Cong platoon a few hours earlier.

Berlin airlift spectators, 1949

Gordon Curvan ©Stars and Stripes
West Germany, June, 1949: On the first anniversary of the start of the Berlin airlift, local residents stand on an autobahn overpass and watch as planes return to a West German airfield for reloading. The relief effort to beat the Soviet blockade reached its peak on Good Friday, April 16, 1949, when 12,940 tons of food, coal, newsprint and other supplies reached Berlin in 24 hours.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1949 story about the Berlin airlift's first anniversary.

Brooklyn Dodgers in Japan, 1956

Lee Pearlman ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, October, 1956: Taking part in some international baseball shop talk at Tokyo's Chinzanso restaurant are, left to right, outfielder Duke Snider and catcher Roy Campanella of the touring Brooklyn Dodgers, and a pair of 27-game winners from the just-completed season, Takehiko Bessho of Japan's Yomiuri Giants and Don Newcombe of the National League champion Dodgers. Newcombe won the first Cy Young Award in 1956, and was also the league MVP.

In the desert, 1991

Wayne J. Begasse ©Stars and Stripes
Kuwait, 1991: An American servicemember walks through the desert during the Gulf War drive to liberate Kuwait from Saddam Hussein's Iraqi conquerors.

RAF Mildenhall flightline, 1978

Red Grandy © Stars and Stripes
RAF Mildenhall, England, November 30, 1978: A member of the local wildlife community keeps an eye on two KC-135 refueling tankers as the sun goes down at RAF Mildenhall. The planes were on a stopover in the U.K. after taking part in a NATO exercise.
 

 
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