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Louis Zamperini carries the Olympic torch, 1998

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Naoetsu, Japan, January, 1998: Louis Zamperini carries the Olympic torch through a town near the site of one of the World War II prison camps where he endured brutal treatment after his B-24 bomber crashed at sea and he spent 47 days on a raft. Zamperini, a former Olympic athlete, would be the subject of a best-selling book, "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption," and the movie, "Unbroken," before his death in 2014.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1998 story about Louis Zamperini in Japan.
 

Welcoming committee at Nijmegen, 1953

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Nijmegen, Netherlands, September, 1953: An American servicemember from the 557th Quartermaster Aerial Supply Company is closely watched as he collects his chute following a jump commemorating the World War II liberation of Nijmegen by the 82nd Airborne Division nine years earlier.

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Stars and Stripes' 1953 story about the Nijmegen anniversary jump.
 

Time for a swim in Vietnam, 1969

David Warsh ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1969: A soldier from Patrol Base Diamond II, near the Cambodian border about 35 miles from Saigon, prepares to hit the water. The base, manned by the 25th Infantry Division, withstood several communist attacks in the early part of April.
 

Memorial Day at Margraten, 1966

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Margraten, Netherlands, May, 1966: Spec. 4 John S. Putnam of the 3rd Armored Division Band plays taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at the American military ceremony at Margraten.
 

Audie Murphy, 1960

Dale Whitney ©Stars and Stripes
Würzburg, West Germany, June, 1960: World War II Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy listens to a question during a press conference at Würzburg, where he was filming a movie with his old unit, the 3rd Infantry Division.

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Stars and Stripes' 1960 story about Audie Murphy at Würzburg.
 

Guard duty in Bosnia, 1997

Ken George ©Stars and Stripes
Camp Ugljevik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September, 1997: Pfc. Ashley Lytle of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Fort Drum, N.Y., sets up his Squad Automatic Weapon inside a foxhole while pulling guard duty inside the perimeter on Hill 562.
 

Refugees in Vietnam, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, May 10, 1968: Refugees flee gunfire and burning buildings near Tan Son Nhut air base, on the outskirts of Saigon. South Vietnamese authorities said at noon on May 9 that about 46,000 people had taken refuge in central Saigon since the beginning of a Viet Cong offensive five days earlier; they estimated that another 14,000 would arrive by nightfall.

RELATED MATERIAL:
A 1968 story about the refugees' flight into Saigon.
 

Siegfried and Roy in Germany, 1987

Anita Gosch ©Stars and Stripes
Bruehl, West Germany, June, 1987: Magicians Siegfried, left, and Roy pose with two 10-month-old white tigers they brought from Las Vegas to Phantasialand, a theme park near Cologne. The addition of the two rare cats — Siegroy and Vegas — highlighted the park's 20th anniversary. "This is our gift from Las Vegas, from the American people and from Siegfried and Roy, for Germany, our homeland," Roy said at a press conference.
 

Joe Frazier photobomb, 1971

Charles Dees ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, May 14, 1971: Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier is the victim of a pre-Internet photobomb as he sits in a car at the Frankfurt airport. Frazier, who kept his WBA and WBC titles with a unanimous decision over Muhammad Ali in March, was beginning a six-week tour of Europe as a singer. He would not box again until January, 1972.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1971 story about Joe Frazier in Germany.
 

Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millett, 1998

Rich Roesler ©Stars and Stripes
Taegu, South Korea, February, 1998: Retired U.S. Army Col. Lewis Millett wears a floral wreath during a ceremony at which he was honored for his heroism during the Korean War. Millett earned the Medal of Honor for leading a fixed-bayonet charge against Chinese troops in 1950.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1998 story about Col. Millett's visit to Korea.
 

 
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