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Joe Louis in Tokyo, 1951

Larry Sakamoto ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, December, 1951: Boxing great Joe Louis catches up on the news before taking part in an American Legion-VFW charity event at Memorial Hall. Louis stopped both Allan Williams of the Marine Corps and Jimmy Boyle of the Army in a single round, then held the advantage over Buck DeCordova in a four-round exhibition match. Louis was to continue on to Taiwan and Hong Kong after his Tokyo stop.

Patrol in Vietnam, 1967

Allen Fasoldt ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, April, 1967: Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade slosh through a rice paddy as they're dropped off for a patrol about 15 miles south of Saigon.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1967 story about the patrol.
 

A medal from LBJ, 1966

Fred Braitsch Jr. ©Stars and Stripes
Seoul, South Korea, November, 1966: President Lyndon B. Johnson pins a medal on a South Korean soldier cited for bravery while serving in Vietnam. Johnson's arrival in Seoul drew a crowd estimated at two million people.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' story about President Johnson's arrival in South Korea.
 

West Berlin Mayor Ernst Reuter, 1951

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, March, 1951: West Berlin Mayor Ernst Reuter talks to reporters at Rhein-Main Airport upon his return from a 12-day visit to the United States. Reuter, who led the city through the Soviet blockade of 1948-49, said U.S. leaders had assured him of continued aid.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1951 story about Mayor Reuter's return to Germany.
 

Eleanor Roosevelt at Rhein-Main, 1957

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, August, 1957: Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt arrives at the Rhein-Main airport on the way to a 3½-week visit to the Soviet Union. Mrs. Roosevelt planned to report on her stops in Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad in her syndicated "My Day" newspaper column.

 
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