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New M14 rifles, 1961

Sgt. 1st Class Walter Longanbach, supply sergeant of Company D, 6th Infantry, 2nd Battle Group, issues the new, fast-firing M14 rifles to three men of his company in Berlin in 1961.


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    Charles de Gaulle, 1969

    French President Charles de Gaulle stands at Orly Airport, awaiting the arrival of President Richard Nixon in February, 1969.


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    New York Giants in Tokyo, 1953

    After presenting New York Giants manager Leo Durocher with the traditional "key to the city" in October, 1953, Tokyo Vice Governor Hikoichi Haru accepts a banner from the touring Giants in return.


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    Crown Prince Akihito, 1963

    U.S. Ambassador to Japan Edwin O. Reischauer talks with Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko before a memorial service for President John F. Kennedy at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Tokyo in 1963.


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    JFK and Jackie in Vienna, 1961

    Umbrellas shield President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy from the rain as they arrive in Vienna for JFK's summit meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1961.


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    Checkpoint Charlie, 1961

    An American MP halts a Soviet armored vehicle in a routine procedure in 1961 at Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the years of the Berlin Wall.


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    Former President Eisenhower, 1962

    Vacationing former President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives a "thumbs-up" during an interview with Stars and Stripes on a train ride through the Ruhr Valley to Cologne in 1962.


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    USS Ticonderoga, 1965

    Sailors crowd the deck of the USS Ticonderoga to watch Bob Hope's performance during the famed comedian's 1965 Christmas tour of the Far East.


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    Christmas dinner in Vietnam, 1967

    At Bu Dop, South Vietnam, in December, 1967, Spec. 4 Ron Brault of Kansas City, Mo., eats dinner while sitting next to a Christmas tree sent to him by his parents.


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    Tan Son Nhut, 1969

    A Christmas star shines on Tan Son Nhut Air Base's radar dome in 1969. The display was powered by the facility's radar emissions, which caused the neon tubes to glow.


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    Christmas chorus, 1997

    Chaplain (Capt.) Alex Brown directs the Camp McGovern choir through a Christmas carol as Santa Claus (Sgt. 1st Class Gary Kelley) watches approvingly in 1997.


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    Bob Hope's Christmas tour, 1948

    Bob Hope rehearses with his band before their Christmas Eve show at the Wiesbaden Opera House in 1948.


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    Christmas in Bosnia, 1998

    A Christmas tree adorns the entrance to Camp McGovern, Bosnia and Herzegovina, near the city of Brcko, in 1998.


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    Christmas in Vietnam, 1969

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry gather around their Christmas tree at Patrol Base Kotrc, near the Cambodian border, in 1969.


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    USS Intrepid anniversary, 1968

    USS Intrepid skipper Capt. Vincent F. Kelley, left foreground, and crew members enjoy an anniversary cake marking the carrier's 25 years of service during a break from flight operations in the Tonkin Gulf in 1968.


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    Learning the postwar rules, 1948

    In 1948, German girls hear from representatives of the U.S. military about the rules concerning fraternization with American servicemembers.


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    Season's gloatings, 1960

    A billboard towering above a 1960 Christmas carnival in Berlin's eastern sector reminds visitors that the Soviet Union's success in launching a smiling rocket in the general direction of an equally-happy moon proves that Der Sozialismus Siegt — "Socialism Wins."


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    Winter training, 1954

    Pvt. Horst W. Luckas digs into his C-rations during a 102nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Division winter training exercise in West Germany in 1954.


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    Sonobuoys, 1977

    Acoustic monitoring devices called sonobuoys are loaded into the belly of a submarine-tracking P3C Orion aircraft from Patrol Squadron 40 prior to a patrol over the Pacific Ocean.


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    YC-14 transport test, 1977

    Water from the edge of the runway is drawn in a vortex into the engine intake of a prototype YC-14 AMST (Advanced Medium Short Takeoff and Landing Transport) — a would-be successor to the C-130 Hercules — during a demonstration at Heidelberg Army Airfield in 1977.


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    Wayne Newton in South Korea, 2002

    Wayne Newton sings to Starsha White, wife of Senior Airman Cliff White, during a 4th of July performance at Camp Casey on his 2002 holiday USO tour.


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    Big Red One, 2000

    More than a thousand U.S. Army soldiers form the 1st Infantry Division's Big Red One patch at Grafenwoehr, Germany, where they are on a training rotation in 2000.


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    Paper route, 1958

    Army Pfc. Howard L. Fields of Fayetteville, N.C. and E Company, 187th Infantry, rides a mule to deliver copies of Stars and Stripes to scattered Army units near Beirut in 1958.


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    Christmas season in Saigon, 1967

    A sign bearing the image of a favorite seasonal visitor draws the attention of Vietnamese kids on a Saigon street in December, 1967.


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    Big splash at Cobra Gold, 2002

    An amphibious assault vehicle makes a splash as it rolls off the well deck of the USS Fort McHenry during Cobra Gold 2002 off the coast of Thailand.


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    Bosnia, 1997

    Sgt. Francisco Davilla of C Company, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Division (light) of the Virginia National Guard, prepares to open the West Gate at Troll Village, which is located at the Slavonski Brod bridge in Bosnia in 1997


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    Pearl Harbor veteran, 2013

    Among the veterans visiting the National World War II Memorial during a 2013 rally calling for the end to a government shutdown was Frank Yanick of Falls Church, Va., who was a 20-year-old radioman assigned to the light cruiser USS Phoenix in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941.


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    Introduction to television, 1967

    In 1967, South Korean children get their first look at television, thanks to a gift from President Lyndon Johnson, but the early reviews seem to be mixed.


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    VIPs at Kadena Air Base, 2002

    In 2002, Secretary of the Air Force James G. Roche, Air Force Reserve Maj. Gen. Mark Rosenker and Pacific Air Forces Commander Gen. William Begert inspect a cracked vertical stabilator as Staff Sgt. Johnny Barton explains the impact an aging F-15 fleet has on operations at Kadena Air Base.


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    Engineers at work, 2004

    Spc. Matthew Fox, left, signals a crane operator to move a concrete barrier after Spc. Sean Stivason hooked it to the crane at Camp Victory, near Baghdad, in 2004.


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    A welcome for 'Bing' Hope in Vietnam, 1964

    Bob Hope is greeted by servicemembers who are having some fun by carrying a sign welcoming not the comedian, but his movie partner and comic foil Bing Crosby (who wasn't on the 1964 Far East tour).


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    Frosty the heavily-armed snowman, 1996

    Although holiday spirit prevails aboard the USS Independence in 1996, evil-doers should consider themselves warned: "Frosty" covers a Close-In Weapons System.


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    Tiger Woods, 2002

    Tiger Woods tries to talk a birdie putt into falling into the cup on the 11th hole during third-round action at the Tournament Players' Championship of Europe.


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    Berlin patrol, 1961

    For West Berliners forced to live at the center of international tension caused by the recent construction of the Berlin Wall, this jeepload of smiling American servicemembers on patrol was a welcome sight that drew many return waves and smiles.


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    Checking the rigging, 2002

    One hundred feet above the deck of the Europa, a three-masted bark visiting Okinawa for the Sail Korea-Tall Ship Festival, Rick Van Hooydonk checks the rigging on the ship's main center mast.


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    Astronaut at Eagle Base, 1998

    Army Col. James S. Voss, a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, is honored at Eagle Base's Fourth of July parade in Bosnia in 1998.


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    Air show spectators, 1963

    Spectators scan the skies during an air show held in conjunction with the 10-nation "Flying Brothers" fighter weapons conference in the Philippines in 1963.


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    Herbert Hoover, 1947

    Former President Herbert Hoover is assisted by a military policeman and Gen. Lucius Clay as he steps down from a train at Berlin's Lichterfelde-West station in February, 1947.


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    Stepping out, 2002

    A long range reconnaissance soldier from Darmstadt, Germany-based E Company, 51st Infantry Regiment leaps off a C-130 Hercules over Poland during the Victory Strike 2002 exercise.


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    Gen. William Westmoreland, 1968

    In June, 1968, Gen. William C. Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam since 1964, conducts his final Saigon press conference before leaving for Washington to become Army chief of staff.


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    Lichtenstern orphanage, 1957

    Pfc. Hayo W. Peters, center, and Spec. 3 Thomas E. Wilkes chat with a group of kids at Lichtenstern orphanage, a centuries-old former convent in West Germany that by the mid-1950s housed about 140 children.


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    Church in Kosovo, 2002

    The Serbian Orthodox Church in Vitina, Kosovo, was still under 24-hour guard by American troops in 2002. But in an effort to reduce their presence at the site. the troops removed one of the three guard towers and took away some concertina wire.


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    Walter Cronkite, 1981

    Walter Cronkite, known as "the most trusted man in America" during his career as a CBS News anchorman, addresses the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan.


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    'Atomic cannon' on the Rhine, 1954

    A Landing Craft Utility based at the Rhine River Patrol's Unit K station at Karlsruhe, carries a 280mm "atomic cannon" across the Rhine during Operation Big Lift.


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    Drew Carey, 2002

    Comedian Drew Carey, a former Marine Corps reservist, waves from the turret of an M1A1 Abrams tank during a visit to the 2nd Infantry Division as part of the Wayne Newton USO holiday tour.


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    Hawker Hunter cleaning, 1959

    A Hawker Hunter F6 jet from the Royal Air Force's "Black Arrows" acrobatic team gets a thorough cleaning at RAF Station Wattisham, England, in 1959.


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    Ashoura procession in Kabul, 2015

    A young man flagellates himself at an Ashoura procession in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 24, 2015.


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    Operation Somerset Plain, 1968

    A Chinook helicopter carries supplies to hilltop positions in Vietnam during Operation Somerset Plain in 1968.


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    Bobby Doerr, 1964

    Former Boston Red Sox second baseman (and future Hall of Famer) Bobby Doerr offers pointers to a participant in the annual U.S. Army Europe baseball clinic at William O. Darby Casern in Nuremberg, West Germany, in 1964.


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    Medal of Honor recipient Lewis Millett, 1975

    Medal of Honor recipient Lewis L. Millett describes the Korean War battle for "Hill 180" to Col. Richard W. Phillips, Jr., 51st Composite Wing vice commander.


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    Louis Armstrong, 1963

    Louis Armstrong shakes hands with trombonist Trummy Young at the end of a song on opening night of the U.S. military's sprawling new multi-million-dollar Walker Hill Resort, located on the Han River just outside of Seoul.


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    Golfer Doug Sanders, 1963

    Doug Sanders drops his putter and falls to his knees after his seven-foot putt trickled into the side of the cup on the 13th hole in the final round of the Yomiuri International Golf Tournament.


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    Ia Drang heroes, 2005

    Three men who played key roles in the 1965 battle of the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam march past the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during the annual Veterans Day ceremony.


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    Chuck Yeager. 1968

    Col. Charles F. Yeager, right, the first pilot to break the sound barrier, inspects a model of an F4C Phantom jet as he talks with Capt. David Waldrop of the 347th Tactical Fighter Wing (holding a model of an FH-105) at Yokota Air Base.


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    Riding into battle, 1968

    U.S. infantrymen ride a tank into action north of Chu Lai in January, 1968.


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    Highly-decorated soldier, 1953

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ashton works at Camp Drake's MP detachment, biding his time as he waits on his request to be sent back for a third tour in the Korean war zone.


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    Helicopter in Vietnam, 1966

    In a view from another aircraft, turbulence from the rotating blades of a helicopter creates a pattern as it knocks down tall grass in Vietnam in 1966.


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    Go-kart race at Da Nang, 1967

    Competitors in the second annual "Da Nang 500" in May, 1967 steer their go-karts through the one-eighth-mile course in the Marine Corps' Vietnam version of the traditional Memorial Day weekend race at Indianapolis.


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    Rev. Billy Graham at Yokosuka, 1967

    Marine Corps Lance Cpl. George Levasseur chats with Rev. Billy Graham during the famed evangelist's visit to Yokosuka Naval Hospital, Japan, in October, 1967.


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    Seawolves, 1969

    Wearing red-tinted goggles to keep their eyes conditioned for night flying, pilots from Light Helicopter Attack Squadron 3 relax aboard a yard repair, berthing and messing craft anchored on the Hau Giang River, 110 miles west of Saigon.


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    Troops in Somalia, 1993

    A U.S. soldier directs local residents during the U.S. humanitarian mission in Somalia in January, 1993.


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    Omaha Beach salvage, 1964

    Nearly 20 years after the D-Day landings, local residents were still digging through the sand at Omaha Beach to recover metal parts from military hardware to sell as scrap or use around their homes.


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    Bomb crater, 1991

    1st Lt. Louis A. Paradis of the 66th Maintenance Battalion out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, takes a look at a huge crater in a runway in Iraq that was attacked by B-52 bombers during the Gulf War.


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    3-D comic books, 1953

    Jim and Ann Penn, children of Maj. and Mrs. Frank A. Penn of Bad Kreuznach, West Germany, look over some of the first 3-D comic books to arrive in Europe in September, 1953.


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    Inspection, 1966

    Inspecting the troops upon his arrival at the Japan Defense Agency, Gen. John P. McConnell, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, appears to have found something out of order in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force honor guard.


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    Muhammad Ali at Augsburg, 1976

    Muhammad Ali defends himself against the playful onslaught of Augsburg Elementary School pupils during a visit to Sheridan Barracks in 1976.


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    Former election rivals in Bosnia, 1997

    President Bill Clinton and his opponent in the previous year's election, former Sen. Bob Dole, meet American servicemembers at Eagle Base in Bosnia in December, 1997.


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    Plei Me, 1965

    An aerial view of the Plei Me Special Forces camp in South Vietnam in 1965.


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    Three-war fighter ace, 1979

    Chief Warrant Officer Gerald P. "Pappy" Devine gets right into his description of an aerial battle from his days as a fighter pilot.


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    Monsoon season, 1972

    A South Vietnamese man drives his cart through the 1972 monsoon rains as his dogs follow.


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    Gen. Omar Bradley, 1974

    Omar N. Bradley, known as "The Soldier's General," salutes during a June, 1974 ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.


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    Cold War souvenir, 1990

    A souvenir-seeking tourist attempts to pull an iron rod loose from the dwindling remnants of the Berlin Wall in August, 1990.


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    German gun at Omaha Beach, 1989

    Nearly a half-century after D-Day, a German gun emplacement above Omaha Beach is a reminder of the firepower that Allied troops faced as the invasion of Europe began on June 6, 1944.


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    Vietnam, 1967

    A soldier pauses for a smoke during a 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division sweep through a Communist stronghold seven miles southeast of Lai Khe.


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    Curious feline

    Photos of animals have paid off for many a news photographer sent out to find a good feature shot, and Stars and Stripes' Gus Schuettler hit the jackpot with this undated photo of a curious feline peering out at the camera.


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    Strom Thurmond, 1981

    78-year-old Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., leads soldiers of Company D, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on a one-mile run at Fulda, West Germany, in 1981.


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    Edward R. Murrow, 1952

    CBS commentator Edward R. Murrow, center, and Washington bureau chief Bill Downs, right, are welcomed to Tokyo by Japan-Korea bureau manager George Herman in December, 1952.


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    Nixon and Franco, 1970

    President Richard Nixon and Spain's dictator, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, ride from Barajas Airport to Madrid's downtown following Nixon's arrival in Spain in 1970.


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    Airman/musician Gus Backus, 1958

    Airman 3rd Class Gus Backus entertains patients and fellow workers at the 7100th Air Force Hospital with some lunchtime music. While he was stationed in Pittsburgh, Backus and his group, the Del-Vikings, hit it big with their single, "Come Go With Me.


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    President Ford and Japanese Boy Scouts, 1974

    Thirteen-year-old Haruhiko Murase salutes after presenting President (and Eagle Scout) Gerald Ford with the Golden Pheasant Award on behalf of Japanese Boy Scouts at Akasaka Palace in 1974.


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    Suresnes cemetery, 1952

    A band awaits the start of the dedication ceremony at the military cemetery at Suresnes, France, just outside of Paris, in 1952


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    Honoring Truman, 1982

    A visitor places flowers at the Harry S Truman Memorial, near the Demilitarized Zone in Korea, in 1982.


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    Loading rockets, 1971

    Soldiers load rockets onto a Cobra helicopter during an effort to combat stepped-up Communist activity near the Cambodian border in October, 1971.


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    Flying high in Heidelberg, 1992

    With a little help from his friends, eight-year-old Daniel Hutchinson launches himself from a swing at Heidelberg's Patrick Henry Village housing area during school vacation week in April, 1992


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    Beirut basketball, 1983

    U.S. servicemembers taking part in the multinational peacekeeping effort in war-torn Lebanon play some basketball in January, 1983.


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    Rocket test, 1959

    With a roar and a flash of flame, an Honest John rocket takes off from a firing range in South Korea in 1959.


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    Divided city, 1961

    A West Berliner, undaunted by a recent addition to the Berlin Wall intended to minimize contact between residents of the city's eastern and western sectors, finds a way to wave to friends on the other side in September, 1961.


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    Off limits, 1965

    The "off limits" sign probably wasn't posted with actress Carroll Baker in mind, but it served its purpose — much to the chagrin of servicemembers like the ones on the other side of the wall. Baker was touring the Far East with Bob Hope's annual Christmas show.


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    Tay Ninh, 1968

    Col. Robert L. Fair, left, commander of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and Pfc. Frank DeAngelis, 588th Engineer Battalion, put the finishing touches on a "Holiday Inn" sign at the entrance to the 1st Brigade's new rest facility.


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    Welcoming committee, 1953

    Pfc. Richard Clark of the 557th Quartermaster Aerial Supply Company has some company as he collects his chute following a 1953 jump commemorating the World War II liberation of Nijmegen, Netherlands, by the 82nd Airborne Division nine years earlier.


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    Generals Taylor and McAuliffe, 1955

    Newly-appointed Army Chief of Staff Gen. Maxwell Taylor, left, and a fellow World War II hero, USAREUR Commander Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, meet the press after Taylor's arrival at Rhein-Main Air Base in 1955.


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    Joe Torre, 1970

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Joe Torre talks with a participant in the USAFE baseball clinic at Wiesbaden Air Base in 1970.


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    Guarding the generator, 1966

    A military policeman guards a barbed wire-protected generator for Meyerkord billet in Saigon in 1966.


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    Inoki vs. Wepner, 1977

    Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki prepares to put the finishing touches on American boxer Chuck Wepner in the main event of the 1977 Martial Arts Second Championship at Tokyo's Budokan Hall in 1977.


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    Soap box derby in Germany, 1948

    All eyes are on a particularly intense-looking competitor at the starting line of a soap box derby in Ulm, Germany that drew 225 entries and a crowd of 30,000 spectators along the Romerstrasse in 1948.


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    World Series ticket line, 1949

    Yankee and Dodger fans maintain an uneasy truce as they camp out at Yankee Stadium, hoping to buy $1 bleacher seats for the World Series in 1949.


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    Kids at Dak Seang, 1970

    Children peer out from behind ammunition in a bunker at Dak Seang during a break in the Communist siege that began April 1, 1970.


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    Phone booths, 1951

    Telephones await reporters covering a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at the Palais de Chaillot in 1951


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    Viet Cong tunnel, 1967

    Pfc. James Beideck emerges from a tunnel found at a Viet Cong regimental base camp that was overrun by 26th Infantry soldiers during Operation Junction City in 1967.


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    Vinh Long airfield, 1965

    In November, 1965, MP Steve Bennet patrols with his sentry dog at the tiny Vinh Long airfield, home of the U.S. Army's 502nd and 114th Aviation Battalions, in South Vietnam's Mekong Delta region.


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    Expectant fathers at Frankfurt Army hospital, 1957

    Expectant fathers wait for good news outside the delivery room at the U.S. Army Hospital in Frankfurt, West Germany, in January, 1957.

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