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Memorial in Berlin, 1979

Jeff Whitted ©Stars and Stripes
West Berlin, July, 1979: A memorial at the border in Berlin honors Bernd Lünser, who died at age 22 in October, 1961 in a fall from a rooftop while struggling with a Communist patrol as he attempted to flee to the western sector. As the infamous Wall that divided the city approached its 18th birthday, there were few indications that it was about to come down; in fact, it took a few weeks more than another decade for East and West to be reunited.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1979 story about the Berlin Wall anniversary.
 

Wounded Marine at Hue, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, February, 1968: A wounded U.S. Marine gets medical attention during the monthlong battle for the city of Hue. More than 200 Americans were killed and 1,500 wounded in the siege that was part of the infamous Tet offensive.
 

Search and clear, 1967

John Dittmann ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, September, 1967: Helicopters from the U.S. Army's 269th Combat Aviation Battalion take to the air during an operation in which 2,000 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division troops were brought into the heart of the Ho Bo Woods. The area of the search and clear operation, a Viet Cong stronghold 30 miles north of Saigon, was about five miles from the division's headquarters at Cu Chi.
 

USS Nimitz, 1976

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Mediterranean Sea, August, 1976: A time exposure tracks the movement of people and planes on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz during night launch operations off Sicily.
 

Robert Kennedy in Japan, 1964

©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, January, 1964: U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, in the foreground next to the bullhorn, addresses a crowd of about 10,000 students outside Tokyo's Waseda University. The warm reception Kennedy received was said to be in sharp contrast to heckling he got at the school the year before.
 

Liberation of Kuwait, 1991

Wayne J. Begasse ©Stars and Stripes
Kuwait, 1991: Kuwaiti resistance fighters join in the celebration as dozens of Americans arrive in Kuwait City after the liberation of the country from Iraqi forces during the Gulf War. Told that the visitors were not soldiers but reporters, one woman replied, "It doesn't matter, you're American. That is enough. Americans freed our country from the arms of that madman [Saddam Hussein]."

RELATED MATERIAL:
A 1991 Stars and Stripes story about the reporters' arrival in Kuwait.
 

Deep in thought, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1968: A 1st Air Cavalry Division soldier is deep in thought as he waits to be airlifted to Khe Sanh during Operation Pegasus, an effort to relieve the beleaguered combat base.
 

Bombing aftermath, 1962

Al Chang ©Stars and Stripes
Saigon, April, 1962: A guard who was wounded in a bombing of the presidential palace in Saigon is carried to a jeep while another victim, at right, awaits transportation to a hospital. Stripes photographer Al Chang was working on an assignment nearby when the blast occurred; told by a tank commander to "get the hell out of the area, we are in combat," Chang replied "I know," and continued to take photos.
 

Ike in Paris, 1957

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Paris, December, 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower tips his hat to the photographer as he prepares to board his plane at the end of the NATO summit conference.
 

Jump school in Vietnam, 1967

Gerard Forken ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, August, 1967: Soldiers taking part in the 101st Airborne Brigade's "jump school" at Phan Rang pour out of a C-123 aircraft at the end of a grueling eight-day course, on their way to earning the parachutist badge.
 

 
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