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Hue Citadel, 1968

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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.
 

Above Yokota, 1997

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Yokota Air Base, Japan, October, 1997: Patricia Stark, accompanied by Kousuke Tsukamoto of hte Fussa City Fire Department, is lowered from the sixth floor of Naha Towers on a ladder-mounted sled during a Fire Safety Week rescue demonstration. Next to be "rescued" was Stark's husband, Lt. Col. Steven Stark of the 374th Civil Engineering Squadron.
 

Relief, 1969

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David Warsh ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1969: A soldier soothes his aching foot after returning to Patrol Base Diamond II, near the Cambodian border about 35 miles from Saigon. The base, manned by the 25th Infantry Division, withstood several Communist attacks in the early part of April.

RELATED MATERIAL:
An April, 1969 Stars and Stripes story about Patrol Base Diamond II.
 

Homecoming, 1991

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Lem Robson ©Stars and Stripes
Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, April, 1991: The message on the large sign posted above the deck of the USS Oldendorf would probably be seconded by every one of the crew members returning to their families and friends at Yokosuka. The destroyer was part of the USS Midway battle group, which had been on station in the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf during the recent Gulf War.
 

La Vang Cathedral, 1972

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Allen Schaefer ©Stars and Stripes
Near Quang Tri City, South Vietnam, July, 1972: A tank carrying South Vietnamese troops rumbles past a shattered religious statue outside the shell-damaged La Vang Cathedral. ARVN forces were mounting an attempt to retake Quang Tri City from the North Vietnamese, who had seized it two months earlier.
 

Polite Ike, 1951

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©Stars and Stripes
Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, August, 1951: Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower helps his mother-in-law, Mrs. John S. Doud, from the plane as they arrive at Furstenfeldbruck Air Base. The officer at left on whose arm Mrs. Doud is leaning is Maj. Gen. Truman Landon, USAFE deputy commander-in-chief.
 

Bound for Berlin, 1948

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Gerald Waller ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, June, 1948: A worker at the Rhein-Main airport secures sacks of flour loaded onto a plane for shipment to blockaded Berlin during the first week of the Berlin airlift.
 

Atomic cannon, 1955

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Gene Bane ©Stars and Stripes
Baumholder, Germany, November, 1955: Two members of the 265th Field Artillery Battalion stand by as a giant M65 "atomic cannon" hurls a 280mm projectile (visible to the left of the smoke) toward its target during the 2nd Armored Division's nontactical firing demonstration. The weapon could fire a shell — conventional or atomic — a distance of 20 miles; several of the cannons were deployed in Europe through the 1950s.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Video of a test of a 280mm nuclear shell in Nevada.
 

Desert barber, 1991

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Wayne J. Begasse ©Stars and Stripes
Saudi Arabia, February, 1991: Amid the turmoil of Operation Desert Storm at a base in Saudi Arabia, there's still time for a trim.
 

Lowering the flag

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Erik Gudmundson ©Stars and Stripes
Bosnia and Herzegovina, March, 1998: Staff Sgt. Wes Rehm and Spc. Stephen Mitchell carefully lower the American flag to Spc. Oliver Buck and Sgt. 1st Class Lance Lehr during a ceremony marking the closing of Checkpoint Sierra 10, near Camp Dobol. The checkpoint, in the zone of separation between the Muslim-Croatian federation and Republika Srpska, was used as a meeting place for people from both sides as well as an observation post for SFOR troops.
 
 

 
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