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Golfer Billy Casper visits a hospital, 1968

Russ Havourd ©Stars and Stripes
Clark Air Base, Philippines, March, 1968: Golfer Billy Casper presents an autographed photo and a golf ball to Dennis Armstrong while touring the Clark Air Base hospital. Casper, who was in the Philippines to film a television series, was taken aback when one soldier, whose leg had been amputated the day before, accepted a souvenir ball and promised to "make damn sure I play with this some day." Said Casper, "That's the kind of young man that symbolizes our country. He refuses to let his handicap get him down. And you know, I'll damn well bet that he will play with that golf ball some day." Casper, who also visited U.S. bases in Thailand, Okinawa and Japan, gave a golf clinic and played an exhibition round at Clark.
 

Celebration in Beirut, 1982

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Beirut, Lebanon, August, 1982: Christian Phalangist militia celebrate the victory of Bashir Gemayel in a National Assembly vote to select a new president for war-torn Lebanon. Their joy would not last long, however, as Gemayel was killed in an explosion at his party's headquarters in mid-September, nine days before he was to take office.
 

Operation Attleboro, 1966

Kim Ki Sam ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, November, 1966: As wounded soldiers are carried to a helicopter, supplies for 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division troops battling bunker-entrenched Viet Cong are unloaded during Operation Attleboro in Tay Ninh Province.
 

Flood rescue in the Netherlands, 1953

Ed Killpack © Stars and Stripes
The Netherlands, February, 1953: An elderly woman is led to safety as flood waters cover her town in the southwestern region of the Netherlands. A severe storm on the night of January 31-February 1 set off the flooding, which killed 1,835 people and inundated nine percent of the nation's farmlands.

Tito's funeral in Belgrade, 1980

Dave Didio ©Stars and Stripes
Belgrade, Yugoslavia, May, 1980: Mourners line the streets of Belgrade during the funeral of Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito, the last of the World War II allied leaders. Although he was a Communist, Tito's defiance of Josef Stalin led to his expulsion from the Soviet bloc in 1948. Following Tito's death, the power vacuum in the Balkans was filled by the likes of Slobodan Milosevic amid the breakup of the country and years of bloodshed.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1980 story about Tito's funeral.
 

Learning the rules in postwar Frankfurt, 1948

Tony Vaccaro ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, 1948: German girls hear from representatives of the U.S. military about the rules concerning fraternization with American servicemembers.
 

Waist-deep in South Vietnam, 1964

Mike Mealey ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, August, 1964: Master Sgt. Wayne Whightsil, attached to the Special Forces team at Moc Hoa, crosses a river in the Binh Chau area during a five-day patrol while serving as an adviser to a Vietnamese Strike Force company. "It's tough," he said, adding that Viet Cong troops in the area "can see you coming. They know we're here. Now it's a question of whether or not they'll attack."

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1964 story about the patrol.
 

Soccer legend Pele in Tokyo, 1977

Hideyuki Mihashi ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, September, 1977: Pele (center, in dark jersey) of the New York Cosmos fights off two players from Japan's Furukawa Denko team to get to the ball during an exhibition game at Tokyo's National Stadium. In the first of a two-game series billed as the "Pele Sayonara Games," marking the soccer legend's impending retirement, the Cosmos broke a 2-2 tie on second-half goals by Pele (the 1,278th of his career) and Giorgio Chinaglia to win, 4-2.

RELATED MATERIAL
Stars and Stripes' 1977 story about Pele in Japan.
 

Oberammergau, 1950

Henry Toluzzi ©Stars and Stripes
Oberammergau, West Germany, May, 1950: Three Oberammergau residents take a break from the commotion surrounding the opening of the Bavarian town's famed Passion Play. It was originally scheduled for 33 performances, but the demand to see the first postwar play was so great that it was put on 87 times. The play — which started in 1633 as a pledge by the town fathers during a bubonic plague epidemic — is now staged every 10 years, with the next one in 2020.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' story about the opening of the 1950 Passion Play.
 

Patrol in Berlin, 1967

Bob Milnes ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, February 14, 1967: A German boy watches as patrol leader Sgt. James Lewis, driver Spec. 4 Roy Delome and gunner Pfc. Michael Ireland of 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment drive alongside the infamous wall separating East and West Berlin.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1967 story about the patrol.
 

 
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