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Christmastime at Yokohama, 1979

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 20, 2018

Chet King ©Stars and Stripes
Yokohama, Japan, December, 1979: A famous visitor adroitly carries a Christmas tree as he pedals to a meeting with children at the Yokohama Navy Exchange. The man from the North Pole fielded the usual requests for toys, but kids at Yokohama also wanted a quick return home for their dads on the USS Midway, stationed in the Persian Gulf as a result of the Iranian hostage crisis that began in November.

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