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Aaron Tippin, 2008

Joe Gromelski ©Stars and Stripes
Washington, D.C., January, 2009: During a tour of Stars and Stripes' central office, country music star Aaron Tippin pauses to admire a photo of another Southerner who made it big in the music business. The shot of Sgt. Presley was taken by Stripes photographer Gus Schuettler during an interview in Friedberg, West Germany, in February, 1960.
 

Patrol in Bosnia, 1997

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Bosnia and Herzegovina, November, 1997: Soldiers with Bravo Company, 1-36th Infantry are offered some cautionary words as they leave Camp McGovern on a dismounted patrol through the neighborhood of Brod. The troops, deployed from Friedberg, Germany, were planning to give local residents an opportunity to voice their concerns.
 

Valencia, Spain, 1956

Ted Rohde ©Stars and Stripes
Valencia, Spain, June 3, 1956: A boy makes some feathered friends on a Valencia street.

Shower time in Lebanon, 1958

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Lebanon, August, 1958: Thanks to typical American ingenuity, soldiers from the 1st Airborne Battle Group, 187th Infantry's supply and transportation platoon were able to enjoy a shower during Operation Blue Bat, a mission to back the beleaguered Lebanese government.
 

F-15 inspection, 1991

Ken Clauson ©Stars and Stripes
Central Saudi Arabia, January, 1991: Airman 1st Class William Peter of Quincy, Ill., checks the engine air inlet of an F-15 Eagle aircraft for damage and loose rivets during the first week of Operation Desert Storm. Peter was an F-15E crew chief with the 336th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, out of Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.
 

Actress Dorothy Lamour in Frankfurt, 1950

Henry Toluzzi ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, June, 1950: Dorothy Lamour talks to an American soldier at the Frankfurt train station after her arrival to begin a series of shows on U.S. bases in Europe. The actress assured her fans that she would, indeed, be wearing a sarong — her trademark since "The Jungle Princess," the 1936 movie that made her famous. "Everybody says that's what they want to see me in and I want to make our troops happy," said Lamour, who co-starred in a series of "Road" movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the 1940s and '50s.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1950 story about Dorothy Lamour's arrival.
 

Nguyen Cao Ky, 1966

Jack Baird ©Stars and Stripes
Phu Bai, South Vietnam, March, 1966: Prime Minister Nguyen Cao Ky extends his hand to a South Vietnamese soldier as he arrives for a ceremony during which 13 U.S. Marines, four U.S. soldiers and 17 South Vietnamese troops were to be decorated.
 

Margraten flyover, 1966

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Margraten, Netherlands, May, 1966: Twelve 12 F-102 jets from the 32nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron fly over the Netherlands American Cemetery during a Memorial Day ceremony. Margraten is the final resting place of 8,301 Americans who died in World War II, including Maj. Gen. Maurice Rose, the highest-ranking U.S. officer to be killed by enemy fire in Europe.
 

Return to Normandy, 1954

Ted Rohde ©Stars and Stripes
Normandy, France, May, 1954: Ten years after they took part in the D-Day invasion of Europe, Master Sergeants William J. Hopkins Jr., left, and George C. Zares stand atop the ruins of German fortifications and survey the beach in Normandy where they came ashore on June 6, 1944. The two were accompanied on their trip to Omaha Beach and other area landmarks by Stars and Stripes photographer Ted Rohde, who also landed in Normandy during the invasion.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1954 story about the D-Day veterans' return to Normandy.
 

At the border, 1965

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, July, 1965: A woman leans against a lamppost at the border between Berlin's French and Soviet sectors. In the background are a section of the still-basic Berlin Wall and building that has been sealed with bricks to prevent people from leaping to safety in the West (or, as former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had insisted, to prevent hordes of enlightened Westerners from fleeing to the five-year plans of the Communist paradise in the East).
 

 
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