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Gen. William Westmoreland, 1967

Gerald Forken ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, August, 1967: Brig. Gen. S. H. Matheson, right, commanding general of the 101st Airborne, shows captured enemy mortar rounds to Gen. William Westmoreland, the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam. Westmoreland was visiting troops from the 101st Airborne and 196th Light Infantry Brigades during Operation Benton near Chu Lai.

South Korean President Park Chung-hee in a rice paddy, 1965

Kim Ki Sam ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, June, 1965: South Korean President Park Chung-hee joins farmers and other officials in transplanting rice seedlings during the nation's 17th annual Farmers' Day. The transplanting was done in the Kimpo district, whose good irrigation system enabled it to escape a drought — the worst in 60 years — that plagued other areas of the country. Park's daughter, Park Geun-hye, is South Korea's current president.

Seabee rescues a flood victim in the Philippines, 1985

Barbara Burfeind ©Stars and Stripes
Olongapo City, Philippines, June, 1985: Builder Constructionman Andrew Smith of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 rescues a flood victim in Olongapo City, near Subic Bay Naval Base. More than 28 inches of rain fell in the area in a 48-hour period as Typhoon Irma passed nearby.

Comedian Buster Keaton, 1962

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Frankfurt, West Germany, February, 1962: Comedian Buster Keaton, vaudeville and silent film star, poses with a camera from a newer entertainment medium (one that could arguably use a lot more silence) during a visit to the Hesse State Radio studios. Keaton, known for his deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat, was touring Germany in a 100-year-old locomotive to promote a revival of the silent films that brought him fame in the 1920s.

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Sugar Ray Robinson arrives in Frankfurt, 1950

Henry Toluzzi ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, December, 1950: Welterweight boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson is interviewed after arriving by train in Frankfurt for his Christmas night fight against Hans Stretz. At right are his wife, Edna Mae, manager George Gainsford and 4' 4" "mascot" Jimmy Kapoura. Robinson's win by a fifth-round knockout was his last as a welterweight; in February, 1951, he moved up to middleweight and took the title from Jake LaMotta.

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President Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles, 1957

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Paris, December, 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Luxembourg Premier Joseph Bech pose for a photo during the NATO summit meeting.

Nancy, France celebrates anniversary of WWII liberation

Maria Kiehl ©Stars and Stripes
Nancy, France, September, 1954: Seven-year-old Jacques Loisy presents a bouquet to Sgt. Kenneth Gammons during ceremonies commemorating the tenth anniversary of the liberation of the city by Allied troops during World War II. Looking on are, left to right, Sgt. Samuel Henricks, Pvt. Joseph Hafele and Pfc. Alfred Allen.

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A Stars and Stripes story about the 1954 celebration.

Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird at the DMZ, 1971

Chung Tae Won ©Stars and Stripes
South Korea, July, 1971: Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird emerges from a bunker during a visit to outpost O'Malley at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. Laird, in Korea for a bilateral "security consultative meeting," also held an informal discussion with 35 servicemembers at Camp Casey and witnessed a simulated firing mission by South Korean troops at Camp St. Barbara.

President Johnson in South Korea, 1966

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Seoul, South Korea, November, 1966: President Lyndon Johnson reviews Republic of Korea troops after arriving on the tension-filled peninsula during the last portion of a seven-nation Far East trip.

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Stars and Stripes' 1966 story about President Johnson's arrival in South Korea.

C-130 flight crew in the air, 1978

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Germany, May, 1978: A fisheye lens provides a unique look at the crew of a C-130 transport plane bound for Berlin, where preparations were being made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

Helen Thomas with President Nixon, 1972

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Salzburg, Austria, May, 1972: President Richard Nixon signals an end to an impromptu press conference with United Press International's Helen Thomas and other reporters on the grounds of Klessheim Palace, where he was resting on his way to arms limitation talks in Moscow. Thomas, the only female print journalist to accompany Nixon on his trip to China earlier that year, died July 20, 2013 at age 92.

Billie Holiday backstage in Frankfurt, 1954

Leigh Wiener ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, January, 1954: Legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, in her dressing room at the Franz-Althoff-Bau im Zoo concert hall. Following nine days of shows in Germany, 'Lady Day' was to perform at military installations in England.

E-2 Hawkeye aircraft flies over the USS Nimitz, 1976

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Aboard the USS Nimitz, August, 1976: A crew member on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz watches as an E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning aircraft passes overhead during operations in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily.

USAFE boxing match, 1959

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Sembach, Germany, February, 1959: James Hall and Rideau Rogers connect with punches at the same time during their welterweight match at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe boxing finals. Rogers, part of the team representing bases in Germany, won the bout and was named the tournament's outstanding boxer.

USS Wisconsin opens fire, 1990

Rob Jagodzinski ©Stars and Stripes
Persian Gulf, October, 1990: A fireball erupts from a 16-inch gun on the USS Wisconsin during an exercise in the Persian Gulf. The Wisconsin, which had been decommissioned in 1958 after seeing action in World War II and the Korean conflict, was returned to service with capabilities for launching Tomahawk missiles in 1988. Following the Gulf War, it was again decommissioned on September 30, 1991, and is now berthed at the Nauticus maritime museum in its old home port of Norfolk, Va., where it is open for tours.

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Seeking the killer of a would-be escapee from East Berlin, 1961

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Berlin, 1961: A police poster in Berlin offers a reward of 10,000 West German marks in an effort to bring to justice the Communist border guard who fatally shot 27-year-old Roland Hoff, who was trying to escape to the west by swimming across the Teltow Canal. In the background is a memorial below a building whose windows have been bricked up; eventually, most structures on the border were torn down and replaced by sections of the Berlin Wall. Before the Wall came down in 1989, 254 people were slain trying to cross barriers that Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev insisted were there to keep Westerners out.

U.N. peacekeepers in Macedonia, 1998

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Observation Post U54, Macedonia, March, 1998:
Sgt. Michael Wolfe inspects the rifle of Pvt. Jeffery Barnaby before going on a patrol in northern Macedonia. In the background is Spec. Jerry Jordan. The Schweinfurt, Germany-based infantrymen are part of the United Nations peacekeeping force.

A kiss from Jayne Mansfield, 1957

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, Germany, October, 1957: A servicemember who won a contest collects his prize, a kiss from Jayne Mansfield. The actress had just arrived at Rhein-Main from Paris to begin a six-day visit to Germany that included visits to a military hospital, a service football game and an officers' club reception. At an airport press conference, she announced her plans to marry Hungarian body-builder Mickey Hargitay.

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Stars and Stripes' October, 1957 story about Mansfield's arrival.

Casey Stengel in Germany, 1955

Jim Black ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, December 1955: New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel shows off the Tyrolean-style feather on his fedora as he poses for photos at the AFN Radio studios. Stengel was on the home stretch of an around-the-world trip highlighted by a series of exhibition games for the Yankees in Japan. In a wide-ranging (for Stengel, there really was no other kind) interview, he spoke of key players on the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had beaten his team in the recent World Series. "That feller catching can hit the long ball," he said. "And the feller on shortstop always finds a way to get around the bases. Then the feller in center, you know in 1950 he hits us like he owns us. Then in 1953 we own him. But this year, he hit us when he needed it." Those fellers would be Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider, respectively.

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Adm. McCain and Gen. Abrams, 1969

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South Vietnam, July, 1969: U.S. Pacific commander Adm. John S. McCain, Jr., left, and U.S. military commander in Vietnam Gen. Creighton Abrams await the arrival of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Earle Wheeler on the heavily-guarded tarmac at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. The three were to hold secret talks to assess a recent lull in fighting and determine whether the U.S. should reduce its military operations in Vietnam.

License to sleep on the USS Iowa, 1957

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In the North Atlantic, September, 1957: A USS Iowa sailor tries to get some sleep during Operation Strike Back, the first stage of a huge NATO exercise.

Actor Hugh O'Brian visits the Yokosuka hospital, 1967

Jim Falk ©Stars and Stripes
Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, July, 1967: Actor Hugh O'Brian — star of the "Wyatt Earp" TV series — unveils dinner for Marine Sgt. William A. Ferrell, a patient at the Yokosuka Naval Hospital who was wounded the previous month at Dong Ha, Vietnam. Behind them are Linda Michele and Ruth Lawrence of the USO's "Guys and Dolls" dance troupe. O'Brian, as a World War II Marine, was the youngest drill instructor in the Corps at age 18.

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Gov. Ronald Reagan visits Taiwan, 1971

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Taipei, Taiwan, October, 1971: Ron Reagan, 13, joins his father, California Gov. Ronald Reagan, in the time-honored political tradition of working the crowd as they arrive at the Taipei military airport. Gov. Reagan was in Taiwan as President Richard Nixon's representative to Nationalist China's National Day celebration.

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Muhammad Ali promotes his new book, 1975

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Frankfurt, West Germany, October, 1975: Muhammad Ali holds a copy of his book, "The Greatest," during a press conference at Frankfurt International Airport. Ali, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion after a TKO victory over Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila" a couple of weeks earlier, was promoting his book at the Frankfurt book fair — which also has been known to regard itself as the greatest in its field.

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Actor-WWII fighter ace Wayne Morris, 1954

Lou Dombrowski ©Stars and Stripes
Frankfurt, West Germany, May, 1954: Actor Wayne Morris, on a tour of bases in France, Germany, Austria and Italy, talks with American soldiers at the Carlton Hotel. Morris starred in the 1937 film "Kid Galahad" and many "B" westerns, but much more notable were his World War II accomplishments. As a Navy pilot flying F6F Hellcats off the USS Essex, he shot down seven Japanese planes and helped sink several enemy ships during his 57 missions. In addition to status as an ace, his actions earned him four Distinguished Flying Crosses and two Air Medals.

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Viet Cong suspects in custody, 1963

Henry Chang ©Stars and Stripes
South Vietnam, May, 1963: Suspected Viet Cong guerrillas crouch unhappily in custody, thanks to a talkative comrade who alerted South Vietnamese troops to their whereabouts during a sweep through the tall grass in the aptly-named, Communist-infested Plain of Reeds.

Sign in Somalia, 1993

Dave Casey ©Stars and Stripes
Somalia, June, 1993: A sign at a sandstorm-plagued U.S. military compound near Mogadishu, Somalia, expresses an opinion about conditions there.

Wounded soldier gets a visit from Martha Raye, 1965

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Clark Air Base, Philippines, May, 1965: Comedian Martha Raye, in the Philippines on a USO tour, visits with Sgt. Richard Bartlett at the Clark Air Base Hospital. Bartlett, of Det. B, 1st Special Forces Group, suffered leg and neck wounds and lost his hearing in the battle at Song Be, South Vietnam. During the fighting, he played dead as he was stepped on and kicked by Viet Cong soldiers, one of whom used Bartlett's body to steady his rifle.

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President Clinton in Kuwait, 1994

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Kuwait, October, 1994: President Bill Clinton chats with soldiers from the 69th Armored Regiment during a visit to Tactical Assembly Area Liberty in the Kuwaiti desert.

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F-15 Eagle over Europe, 1981

Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Over the Netherlands, March, 1981: An F-15 Eagle jet from the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron flies above the European countryside. The 32nd operated out of Camp New Amsterdam at Soesterberg Air Base, Netherlands.

11th Armored Cavalry in Cambodia, 1970

John Cody ©Stars and Stripes
Cambodia, May, 1970: An 11th Armored Cavalry soldier dries his laundry — and his feet — during a respite from the muddy conditions as the Blackhorse regiment spearheads the Cambodian campaign in the Fishhook region.