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Labor leader Walter Reuther in Germany, 1953

Ted Rohde ©Stars and Stripes
Ruit, West Germany, July, 1953: American labor leader Walter Reuther, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), makes a point as he talks to a reporter during a visit with relatives in the Stuttgart area. With him is his 11-year-old daughter, Linda. Also visiting Germany that month was George Meany, head of the American Federation of Labor (AFL); over the next two years he and Reuther would work together to merge the two groups into the AFL-CIO. In the early 1960s, Reuther was an active civil rights advocate who spoke at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington. He died in a plane crash in 1970.

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Stars and Stripes' 1953 story about Walter Reuther in Germany.
 

Combat photographer David Douglas Duncan, 1971

©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, June, 1971: During a reception for his exhibition, "War without Heroes," at the Keio Plaza Hotel's Nikon Salon, famed combat photographer David Douglas Duncan points out details in a large photo of himself that was taken in the field. In addition to his coverage of World War II (as a U.S. Marine) and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Duncan is known for his photographic chronicles of artist Pablo Picasso at work and for the first full-color study of the inside of the Kremlin.
 

OV-10 Bronco at Osan Air Base, 1979

Chet King ©Stars and Stripes
Osan Air Base, S. Korea, September, 1979: Senior Airman Nick Bennet signals as an OV-10 Bronco reconnaissance aircraft from the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron eases its way out of a hangar.

Elvis Presley signs autographs in Germany, 1960

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Friedberg, West Germany, February, 1960: Sgt. Elvis Presley of 1st Battalion, 32nd Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Division at Ray Barracks, signs autographs for Friedberg residents as he arrives for an interview. A few days later, his military obligation fulfilled, he returned to his old stateside job as King of Rock and Roll.

Onstage with Bob Hope, 1965

Ed Swinney ©Stars and Stripes
Southeast Asia, December, 1965: Bob Hope delivers a monologue during his annual Christmas show for U.S. troops. Hope was joined by a cast that included Carroll Baker and Kaye Stevens, singers Jack Jones and Anita Bryant, comedian Jerry Colonna, and Miss USA Dianna Lynn Batts. Maj. Ed Swinney, who took the photo, was Stars and Stripes' executive officer at the time; in his previous assignment, he handled logistics for Hope's annual tours.

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Stars and Stripes' 1965 story about touring with Bob Hope.
 
 

U.S. Army talent show in South Korea, 1959

Chester Houswerth ©Stars and Stripes
Seoul, South Korea, April, 1959: Pfc. James Plante of New Orleans, a mail clerk with the 76th Engineer Battalion, juggles his way to a first-place finish in the individual specialty category at the Eighth U.S. Army Entertainment Contest finals. Plante's comedy act impressed judges all the way into the Army-wide finals at Fort Belvoir, Va., and by the end of the year he was back in Korea as member of the 23-member "Rolling Along" revue.

Olivia de Havilland visits a military hospital, 1959

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Heidelberg, Germany, April, 1959: Actress Olivia de Havilland signs autographs and chats with patients at the 130th Station Hospital in Heidelberg.
 

On patrol in Macedonia, 1998

Vince Crawley ©Stars and Stripes
Observation Post U54, Macedonia, March, 1998: Pvt. 2 Justin Wanco, 19, scrambles from a Black Hawk helicopter during a United Nations patrol in Macedonia. Wanco, from Schweinfurt, Germany-based 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, is among 350 Americans on a U.N. mission to monitor Macedonia's border with Serbia.

Red Skelton in Tokyo, 1963

Max Winters ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, July, 1963: Although his allegiance might have been with the Army, in which he served during World War II, comedian Red Skelton is careful not to slight Stars and Stripes readers from other branches of the military while mugging for the camera during an interview. Skelton was in Japan scouting out locations for his next movie.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1963 interview with Red Skelton.

John Wayne lines up a shot, 1957

Sandy Colton ©Stars and Stripes
Kawana, Japan, October, 1957: Actor John Wayne lines up a shot while playing pool at a hotel during the filming of "The Barbarian and the Geisha."
 

 
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