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Joe Namath with the troops, 1969

Joe Namath signs an autograph for Pfc. Henry Lock at the U.S. Army Hospital on Camp Oji, Japan, in January, 1969.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 12, 2019

James Olmstead ©Stars and Stripes
Camp Oji, Japan, January, 1969: Two weeks after leading the New York Jets to a stunning win over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, quarterback Joe Namath pays a visit to servicemembers at the U.S. Army Hospital on Camp Oji. Namath was joined by Marv Fleming of the Green Bay Packers, Jim Otto of the Oakland Raiders and Steve Wright of the New York Giants on the USO tour of bases in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines and Hawaii.

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