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Payday for Marines in Korea, 1952

Frank Praytor ©Stars and Stripes
Korea, 1952: U.S. Marines line up to pick up their pay during the Korean War.
 

Gen. Omar Bradley at Frankfurt, 1947

John Butler ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, September, 1947: Gen. Omar N. Bradley, left, head of the Veterans Administration, reviews the troops at Rhein-Main Air Base. Bradley's whirlwind tour of the country whose World War II defeat he helped bring about (through his leadership of the Normandy invasion three years earlier) took him from the Frankfurt area to southern Bavaria.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Three Stars and Stripes stories about Gen. Bradley's 1947 visit to Germany.
 

Jeannie C. Riley, 1983

Marty Davis ©Stars and Stripes
Darmstadt, West Germany, February, 1983: Singer Jeannie C. Riley plays that traditional country music instrument, the washboard, in a tribute to the oldies during a show at Cambrai Fritsch Kaserne's Rainbow Club. Riley, best known for the 1968 mega-hit "Harper Valley P.T.A.," was on a tour of military clubs in Germany.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1983c story about Jeannie C. Riley.

OV-10 over Vietnam, 1968

Dave Warsh ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, December, 1968: A look inside the cockpit of an OV-10 Bronco aircraft from Marine Observation Squadron 2 as it flies over the An Hoa Basin, about 15 miles southeast of Da Nang, during Operation Taylor Common 2.
 

Wernher von Braun, 1959

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Stuttgart, Germany, September, 1959: Wernher von Braun — the one-time Nazi scientist who would go on to champion the development of the Saturn rocket that sent American astronauts to the moon — talks to reporters at the Stuttgart airport. At the time of his visit to Stuttgart, von Braun was director of the development operations division of the Army's Ballistic Missile Agency at Huntsville, Ala.
 

'Only one Berlin,' 1962

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1962: "There is only one Berlin" is the message scrawled on the wall that divided the city a year earlier, but sadly, it would prove to be only wishful thinking for more than a quarter of a century.
 

John Steinbeck arrives in Japan, 1957

Lee Pearlman © Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, August 31, 1957: John Steinbeck, author of such novels as "Of Mice and Men," "Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden," is surrounded by reporters as he arrives in Tokyo for the 29th International PEN Congress. Other literary notables on the flight included John Dos Passos and John Hersey.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1957 story about John Steinbeck's arrival in Tokyo.
 

Supply drop at Khe Sanh, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, March, 1968: Ammunition, food and medical supplies are parachuted from a C-130 transport to besieged Marines holding the base at Khe Sanh.
 
 

Marine helicopters over Okinawa, 1963

Eikoh Goya ©Stars and Stripes
Okinawa, January, 1963: UH-34D helicopters from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 fly over Okinawa. The squadron had just returned to Futenma Marine Corps Air Facility after six months in Vietnam, during which they lost seven men in an accident 40 miles south of Da Nang.
 

Gen. Eisenhower at Koblenz, 1951

Red Grandy / ©Stars and Stripes
Koblenz, Germany, April, 1951: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, joins military leaders from France in reviewing French troops. Shortly afterward, Eisenhower received the news that Gen. Douglas MacArthur had been relieved of his command in the Far East by President Truman, bringing about one of Stars and Stripes' most famous photos.

RELATED MATERIAL:
A Stars and Stripes story about Gen. Eisenhower at Koblenz and the famous photo.
 
 

 
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