Future Sen. Jay Rockefeller in Tokyo, 1958

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Tokyo, March, 1958: John Rockefeller, center, teaches English grammar to Yukihiro Wada, left, and Hirofume Ando during a study session at International Christian University, where he is an exchange student and part-time teacher. The 20-year-old scion of the multimillion-dollar petroleum family said "my interests are definitely in the Far East." After his graduation from Harvard in 1961, Jay Rockefeller served in the Peace Corps and VISTA, then embarked on a political career in West Virginia that included terms as governor (from 1977 to 1985) and U.S. senator (from 1985 until his retirement at the end of the current session).

A 1958 Stars and Stripes story about Jay Rockefeller in Japan.

Thanksgiving time in England, 1968

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Tuddenham St. Mary, England, November, 1968: Four-year-old Travis Allen makes some new friends at the home of Robert S. Coe in a town near RAF Mildenhall, where Travis's dad, Staff Sgt. Russell Allen, was stationed with the 513th Tactical Airlift Wing. One "lucky" bird was destined to return home with the Allens to be the guest of honor at their Thanksgiving dinner.

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, 1971

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Lahr, West Germany, January, 1971: Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, center, has a cup of coffee with some of his nation's servicemembers at Lahr Air Base's Centennial Club. Trudeau was on his way back from an Asian trip that included state visits to India, Pakistan and Ceylon and a Commonwealth Prime Ministers conference at Singapore.

Stars and Stripes' 1971 story about Prime Minister Trudeau's stop in Lahr.

Operation Waialua in Vietnam, 1967

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South Vietnam, March, 1967: A dog stands watch while a 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry soldier wounded by a mine on a search-and-destroy mission receives medical attention. Dogs were used during the 25th Division's Operation Waialua to help find enemy troops operating between the Oriental River and the Cambodian border, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon.

Operation Pegasus in Vietnam, 1968

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South Vietnam, April, 1968: A soldier waits to be airlifted during Operation Pegasus, a 1st Air Cavalry Division-led effort to relieve the beleaguered combat base at Khe Sanh.

Maxwell Taylor in Vietnam, 1965

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South Vietnam, March, 1965: U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Vietnam Maxwell D. Taylor chats with a Catholic priest as he tours a refugee center at Qui Nhon. Taylor, a World War II hero, served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff prior to his second retirement and appointment as ambassador. He was getting a firsthand look at the hardships faced by the 5,000 refugees who were forced to flee their villages by the Viet Cong.

The Gavin family leaves Europe, 1954

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Frankfurt, Germany, March 25, 1954: In a scene repeated countless times a year all around the world, a military family departs for a new home. This time it's Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin who's leaving his post as commanding general of VII Corps for a new assignment in Washington. With him are his wife, Jean, and daughters Patricia, Aileen and Caroline. Gavin is remembered for having parachuted into Normandy with his 82nd Airborne Division troops during the World War II allied invasion; after leaving the military, he served as ambassador to France and as chairman of the board of Arthur D. Little, Inc.

The Cowsills in Germany, 1971

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Frankfurt, West Germany, April, 1971: Members of the musical Cowsill family are interviewed during a tour of U.S. military clubs in Germany. The Cowsills, a military family themselves, had their first hit in 1967 with "The Rain, the Park and Other Things," and are also remembered for their version of the theme from "Hair." The kids ranged in age from 11 to 21, and were joined onstage by their mom, Barbara.

Stars and Stripes' 1971 story about the Cowsills.

Frankfurt High School graduation, 1949

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Frankfurt, West Germany, June, 1949: Frankfurt High School's 33 seniors, along with the lone senior from Berlin High School, take part in their graduation ceremony. The day before, the Frankfurt graduates joined the departing classes from other dependents' schools in Germany on a Rhine River cruise.

Stars and Stripes' 1949 story about the graduation ceremony.

First day of school in Berlin, 1962

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Berlin, September, 1962: Seven-year-old Bruce Kennedy contemplates his last moments of freedom before the new school year begins at the Berlin Command dependents' school.