Meeting Gary Cooper, 1953


Ed Killpack ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, May, 1953: These two U.S. soldiers probably felt like two of the luckiest men on the face of the earth as they talked with actor Gary Cooper, who was on a promotional tour for his latest film, "High Noon." Cooper, well-known for his portrayal of Lou Gehrig in "Pride of the Yankees," won the Best Actor Oscar for "High Noon."

New and old transportation, 1951


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
West Germany, October, 1951: A farmer with an ox-drawn cart passes a jeep parked in the shade of a tree during Exercise Combine in the Rhine Valley.

Patrol in Bosnia, 1997


Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Slavonski Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December, 1997: Army National Guard soldiers from Leesburg, Va.-based Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division — the first Guard infantry unit to be deployed since 1968 — leave "Troll Village" under the Slavonski Brod bridge as they respond to a report of a disturbance. Happily, it turned out to be a local wedding celebration.

A 1998 Stars and Stripes story about the Virginia National Guard unit in Bosnia, with more photos.

A wave across the Berlin Wall, 1961


Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1961: A West Berliner finds a vantage point from which to wave to someone isolated on the eastern side of the recently-constructed Berlin Wall.