A photo shows John Hughes and four other Marines hunkered down on a airfield shooting rifles at attacking Japanese planes overhead. Black smoke and explosions surround them. But it was years before the humble yet highly decorated Marine aviator told his family about his World War II experiences … and yes, bravery.
U.S. bases on Okinawa and in Japan remain in Health Protection Condition Bravo and Korea in Bravo-plus – one step away from HPCON-Charlie where schools and sports would be shuttered and remote learning would resume as was the case in spring 2020.
Frankfurt, West Germany, October 1961: Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, considered by many to be the greatest of all jazz musicians, poses during a stopover at Frankfurt on his way to perform for troops in the recently-walled city of Berlin.