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President Carter and Secretary of State Muskie, 1980

Chet King ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, July, 1980: President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie listen to a eulogy at a ceremony honoring the late Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira at Tokyo's Budokan Hall. Carter called Ohira, who died the previous month, "a good friend and a wise counselor."

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1980 story about President Carter in Tokyo.

Sophia Loren at Cannes, 1958

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Cannes, France, May, 1958: Actress Sophia Loren poses for Stars and Stripes photographer Red Grandy in her suite at the Carlton Hotel during the annual Cannes Film Festival.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Red Grandy's account of his photo shoot with Sophia Loren.

Explorer Thor Heyerdahl, 1957

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, November 17, 1957: Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, right, explains the stone skull he's carrying in his luggage to a customs officer at the Rhein-Main airport. The skull and other artifacts were from Easter Island — the subject of Heyerdahl's book, "Aku-Aku," which was about to be released in Germany. He is best known for an earlier book, "Kon-Tiki," about his 1947 raft expedition that aimed to show that Polynesia could have been settled by Peruvian Indians.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1957 story about Thor Heyerdahl and "Aku-Aku."

'Big Ben' gets a cleaning, 1983

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
London, August, 1983: The famed clock tower and London landmark commonly known as Big Ben is wrapped in scaffolding during a project to remove stains caused by air pollution and replace stones that have decayed over the years. The tower is part of the Houses of Parliament; Big Ben is actually the 13-ton bell within its confines. In June, 2012, it was announced that the structure would be formally renamed the Elizabeth Tower, in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on her diamond jubilee.

Skyraiders over South Vietnam, 1964

Mike Mealey ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, December, 1964: A-1E Skyraiders from the 1st Air Commando Squadron return from a raid on a target in South Vietnam. Each aircraft reportedly dropped more than 5,000 pounds of bombs during the raid.

RELATED MATERIAL:
The A-1 Skyraider Association's Web site.

In the tower at Tuzla Air Base, 1997

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Tuzla Air Base, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August, 1997: Staff Sgt. Tom Orland, a tower watch supervisor with the 401st Expeditionary Air Base Group, handles air traffic control duties at Tuzla Air Base.

Motorcycle police stunt team in West Berlin, 1961

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, September, 1961: West Berlin motorcycle policemen do headstands as they speed around the track during a show at Olympic Stadium. And to make life a bit more difficult for the driver, the tire has been removed from the sidecar. The annual police extravaganza drew tens of thousands of spectators looking for a break from a tough few weeks that saw the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Vice President Mondale at Camp New Amsterdam, 1979

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Soesterberg, Netherlands, April, 1979: Vice President Walter Mondale sits in the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle as he's briefed by Col. Albert L. Pruden Jr. of the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron during a visit to Camp New Amsterdam, the USAFE facility at Soesterberg Air Base.

Olympic champion U.S. relay team, 1960

Gene Bane ©Stars and Stripes
Rome, August, 1960: Four of the "Tigerbelles" from legendary coach Ed Temple's Tennessee State University track and field program pose for a photo during the U.S. team's preparation for the Olympic Games. Wilma Rudolph, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones and Martha Hudson, left to right, went on to win the gold medal in the 4x100 relay, and Rudolph — a polio victim as a child — added victories in the 100 and 200 to become the first American woman to win three golds in an Olympiad.

Battling a deadly cold wave in Berlin, 1947

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Berlin, February, 1947: A Berliner uses his bicycle to carry home a heavy but precious piece of scavenged firewood as Europe struggles through its coldest winter in many years. Six more people in Berlin reportedly fell victim to the elements the previous day, bringing the city's winter death toll from the combination of freezing and malnutrition to 170. Officials reported that 15,615 people, most of them elderly, required special assistance.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' February, 1947 story about the cold wave in Europe.

Audie Murphy on a movie set, 1956

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Tokyo, July, 1956: World War II hero-turned-actor Audie Murphy is dressed as a correspondent for "Yank" magazine during the filming of "Joe Butterfly," a comedy about U.S. soldiers in Japan during the postwar occupation. Murphy was the United States' most-decorated soldier in World War II, having received 23 military awards including the Medal of Honor. He was born 88 years ago today, on June 20, 1924, and died in a plane crash in 1971.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' story about the filming of "Joe Butterfly."

Netherlands windmills, 1957

James Busch ©Stars and Stripes
The Netherlands, April, 1957: Windmills are silhouetted against the setting sun in the Dutch countryside.

Grenade attack in Saigon, 1962

Al Chang ©Stars and Stripes
Saigon, South Vietnam, October 26, 1962: A Vietnamese youth who threw a grenade that killed six people and wounded 38 others at a Republic Day military exhibit near Saigon's City Hall is cornered by bystanders. The assailant, believed to be a member of a Viet Cong assassination cell, was severely beaten by the crowd before he was taken away by police.

RELATED MATERIAL:
An Associated Press story about the 1962 grenade attack in Saigon.

George Foreman rides through Tokyo, 1973

Ed Dixon ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, August 19, 1973: George Foreman is known to a generation of TV watchers as an affable spokesman for mufflers and grilles, but in 1973 he was the heavyweight boxing champion of the world after beating Joe Frazier for the title. Here, he rides in a parade through the streets of Tokyo in the days leading up to his title defense against Joe "King" Roman, who is riding in the next car. Despite predictions from Roman's camp that "he will eat Foreman up," Foreman flattened Roman in the first round.

Noisy exercise in Korea, 1960

Jim Vestal ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, December, 1960: A Korean boy in a village about 30 miles northeast of Seoul covers his ears as a tank from the 2nd Medium Tank Battalion, 40th Armor, 7th Infantry Division fires its 90mm guns. The tanks were shooting at the "aggressor" in Parry III, a field training exercise.

Wounded Vietnamese soldier, 1963

Steve Stibbens ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, 1963: Maj. Robert M. Campbell, right, an American adviser from Fayetteville, N.C., points the way to a helicopter that will bring a wounded Vietnamese ranger, at center, to a hospital. The soldier lost part of his right hand to a Viet Cong booby trap.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1963 story about the wounded Vietnamese soldier.

NATO exercise in Bosnia, 1998

Erik Gudmundson ©Stars and Stripes
Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March, 1998: A large American flag ripples in the wind as Pfc. Dennis McCall of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit surveys war damage to local homes from the turret of an armored amphibious assault vehicle during a NATO Strategic Reserve Force exercise.

Soviet troops at Spandau Prison, 1987

Regis Bossu ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, April, 1987: Soviet guards pose for a photo as they prepare to end their tour of duty at Spandau Prison. For the past 21 years, the prison's sole occupant was loopy Hitler henchman Rudolf Hess; the task of guarding him was rotated among troops from the U.S., France, England and the Soviet Union on a monthly basis. After Hess' death later in 1987, the facility was torn down.

Searchlight platoon in South Korea, 1957

Hal Slate ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, 1957: A searchlight mounted on a 2½-ton truck is tested near Camp Casey, South Korea. The 60-inch lights, maintained by the 7th Field Artillery Searchlight Platoon in support of the 7th Infantry Division Artillery, could burn steadily for an hour and 45 minutes and throw a beam 20,000 yards.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1957 story about the searchlight unit in South Korea.

Boy and a big bike in Bosnia, 1998

Ron Alvey ©Stars and Stripes
Dubrave, Bosnia and Herzegovina, September, 1998: Three-year-old Ismet Halilcevic pushes a bicycle down a driveway, practicing for the day when he will be big enough to ride it.

Paris liberation anniversary, 1954

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Paris, August, 1954: An elderly French veteran salutes as French, British and American troops march down the Champs-Élysées in a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the allied liberation of Paris from the Germans during World War II.

Richard Nixon in Tokyo, 1965

Teruhiko Kikuchi ©Stars and Stripes
Tokyo, August, 1965: Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon listens to a question during a meeting with reporters at the Hilton Hotel. Nixon, visiting the Far East on behalf of clients of his law firm, said "the communist target, as in Korea, is not primarily Vietnam, but all the Pacific — Japan specifically. Japan would have great difficulty surviving as an island of freedom in a Red takeover of Asian nations."

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1965 story about Richard Nixon's press conference in Tokyo.

Republic of Korea troops take a break, 1953

Frank Praytor ©Stars and Stripes
Korea, 1953: Republic of Korea infantryman take a break en route to their front-line positions in the battle against Communist forces.

Former Navy All-American Ron Beagle, 1957

H.K. Barnett ©Stars and Stripes
Okinawa, October, 1957: Ron Beagle of the Sukiran Marine Streaks hauls in a pass during his team's 19-7 win over the defending Okinawa Interservice Football League champion Army Gunners before a crowd of 7,000 at Kue Field. Beagle was a two-time All-American selection and winner of the Maxwell Trophy as college player of the year for 1954 while playing for the U.S. Naval Academy. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986.

D-Day anniversary ceremony in Normandy, 1955

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Normandy, France, June 6, 1955: The 1st Infantry Division color guard marches through the Normandy American Cemetery, overlooking the D-Day beaches, during a ceremony marking the 11th anniversary of the allied invasion.

Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich at the Berlin Wall, 1989

L. Emmett Lewis Jr. ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, November 12, 1989: Seated next to the recently-opened Berlin Wall at Checkpoint Charlie, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich plays pieces by Bach in honor of East Berliners who died trying to escape to the West. Rostropovich was exiled from the Soviet Union in 1974, and went on to lead the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

U.N. presence on the Gaza Strip, 1958

Merle Hunter ©Stars and Stripes
Gaza Strip, February, 1958: A Danish sentry from the United Nations Emergency Force stands guard near a tattered U.N. flag at the Israeli-Egyptian border on the Gaza Strip. The force, representing eight nations and more than 5,600 troops, was established in November, 1956, as part of the U.N.'s response to the Suez crisis.

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1958 story about the UNEF troops.

Edward R. Murrow in Wiesbaden, 1956

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, April, 1956: CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow is interviewed on AFN during a stop in Wiesbaden, where he received a USAFE briefing before moving on to Tripoli to gather material for a pair of programs on Africa. Murrow noted that the production costs for the Africa reports would be about $250,000, "but it will be well worth it, because I think we in America know too little about Africa, its people, and their problems."

RELATED MATERIAL:
Stars and Stripes' 1956 story about Edward R. Murrow's stop in Germany.

Secretary of Commerce Hodges in Korea, 1962

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South Korea, November, 1962: During a visit to the 1st Cavalry Division area, Secretary of Commerce Luther Hodges, right, receives a frontline briefing on the equipment used by soldiers at the Demilitarized Zone from Lt. Col. S.Y. Kennedy, Jr., 9th Cavalry commanding officer. The soldiers are, left to right, Pfc. D.M. Livingston, Sgt. Kang Chon Han and Sgt. Robert Legatt, all from the 9th Cav. Seated next to Hodges is Gen. G.S. Meloy Jr., United Nations Command commander-in-chief.

Military vehicle catches fire in Germany, 1965

Lloyd Borguss ©Stars and Stripes
Germany, December, 1965: At the sound of exploding tires, soldiers unloading a truck that caught fire in an accident on the road between Kaiserslautern and Pirmasens vault to safety. The driver of the truck from C Company, 79th Engineer Battalion swerved to avoid traffic and slammed into one tree after grazing another.

 
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