Religious service in Lebanon, 1958

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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.

Vice President Johnson in West Berlin, 1961

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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.

Golda Meir in Tokyo, 1962

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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.

Actress Esther Williams in Germany, 1959

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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.

Apollo 11 astronauts on world tour, 1969

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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.

Olympic swimming champion Don Schollander, 1965

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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.

Playmate visits the troops in Vietnam, 1966

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Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, January, 1966: Playboy magazine playmate Jo Collins talks with a servicemember in the Army hospital at Bien Hoa. Collins, Playboy's 1965 Playmate of the Year, said in an interview that women should send the troops letters and photos. "Some of the boys are not getting mail from home and they feel kind of sad," she said.

Below deck on the Little Rock, 1976

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Naples, Italy, February, 1976: Hull technician Deano Marchese works on a high-pressure steam line aboard the guided missile cruiser Little Rock in the Mediterranean. Marchese and 12 other men of the Little Rock's Main Propulsion Repair team who worked below decks were known as "snipes" — and said they were proud to carry the nickname.

Stars and Stripes' story about the Little Rock's "snipes."

'Today' show visits Tokyo, 1971

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Tokyo, October, 1971: Barbara Walters tries out a massage chair as fellow "Today" show hosts Joe Garagiola, left, and Hugh Downs, right, watch during a demonstration of Japanese products on the roof of Tokyo's Daimaru department store. The NBC morning show was being taped for later stateside broadcast.

Stars and Stripes' 1971 story about the "Today" show in Tokyo.

Fighting in the Que Son Valley, 1968

John Olson ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, January, 1968: Unavoidably out of uniform, Spec. 4 Steve Johnson of Newark, N.J. continues to fight after his pants were torn by an explosion in the Que Son Valley, south of Da Nang.