Frank Praytor ©Stars and Stripes
Korea, April, 1953: Pvt. Oliver F. Wise of Ironton, Ohio, a member of the 245th Tank Battalion, scans enemy terrain with binoculars before his tank opens fire on North Korean bunkers opposite Sandbag Castle. The enemy's counterfire with mortars prompted the tanker to perform his observing duties from inside the tank shortly after the huge 90-mm. gun opened fire on the Red positions. "Their mortars just bounce off," said Wise, "but they give us a jar. I wouldn't care to stay outside when they start coming in on us."
Rob Jagodzinski ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, March, 1989: Angry Muslims march in Tokyo to denounce author Salman Rushdie and his novel, "The Satanic Verses." The previous month, Rushdie had been condemned to death by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini for publishing the book, which the Iranian leader considered "blasphemous and evil." Rushdie was forced into hiding for years as a result.
Al Chang © Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, October, 1962: A South Vietnamese soldier grins as he prods a prisoner toward a helicopter.
James Arwine ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, November 4, 1977: Country music legend Johnny Cash, onstage at Frankfurt's Festhalle. Cash — who served in the U.S. Air Force in Europe in the early 1950s — was battling a sore throat, but still played for two hours for an audience that contained many U.S. servicemembers.
Stars and Stripes' 1977 interview with Johnny Cash.
Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Lebanon, August, 1958: Chaplain (Capt.) James Coleman distributes communion during a Protestant religious service for soldiers from the 24th Infantry Division's 187th Infantry at the Company C area near Beirut. The troops were taking part in Operation Blue Bat, an intervention aimed at protecting the beleaguered Lebanese government.
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
West Berlin, August, 1961: Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson waves from his limousine after arriving in West Berlin in the wake of the construction of the Berlin Wall. Johnson was accompanied by Gen. Lucius Clay, President Kennedy's special advisor; the next day, they greeted a column of nearly 500 vehicles and trailers from the 1st Battle Group, 18th Infantry, sent in from West Germany to shore up West Berlin's defense.
©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, January, 1962: Israeli Foreign Minister Golda Meir walks with Zempachiro Kawamura, Japanese parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs, after arriving at Tokyo International Airport to begin an unofficial week-long visit. Meir was greeted by a group of schoolchildren who sang the Israeli national anthem in Hebrew.
Stars and Stripes' 1962 story about Golda Meir in Japan.
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, June, 1959: Actress, swimming champion and World War II pinup girl Esther Williams stops off at the Frankfurt Airport on her way to Berlin for the International Film Festival. Among the other notables passing through the airport that day was actress Rita Hayworth.
Stars and Stripes' story about Esther Williams and Rita Hayworth in Frankfurt.
Jim Cole / ©Stars and Stripes
Cologne, West Germany, October, 1969: Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, left to right, take in the warm welcome from the crowd at Cologne's city hall. The Columbus Day appearance by the first crew to accomplish a moon landing (on July 20, 1969) was part of a 22-nation goodwill tour.
An October, 1969 Stars and Stripes story about the astronauts' visit to West Germany.
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Stuttgart, Germany, January, 1965: Olympic swimming champion Don Schollander, center, opts for a glass of milk — befitting his wholesome image — as he's toasted upon his arrival at Stuttgart's Echcherdingen Airport. Schollander, the first OIympian to win four gold medals in swimming, was in Germany to pick up a news organization's award as the world's top athlete of 1964.
Stars and Stripes' January, 1965 story about Don Schollander.