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Change of command in Saudi Arabia, 1990
Saudi Arabian desert, October 1990: Members of the 1st Cavalry Division’s support command sported uniforms that were worn by the Army in a different desert and a different century — the Old West — as they presented the colors at a change-of-command ceremony.
Washington state resident escaped from Vietnam to find success in the US
American generosity is a chief reason why Tim Tran, whose birth name is Tran Camh Khiem, was ultimately able to resettle and thrive as a Portland business executive after enduring desperation, hunger and brutality in the late 1970s in his native Vietnam, he said. He became an American citizen in 1986.

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74 years ago the speed of sound was broken
On Oct. 14, 1947, 24-year-old Capt. Charles "Chuck" Yeager, World War II fighter ace turned test pilot, took the bullet-shaped Bell X-1 rocket plane dubbed "Glamorous Glennis" past 660 mph to break the sound barrier for the first time.
Vietnam veteran determined that his great-great-great-grandfather’s legacy be remembered
Vietnam veteran Gary Holland never knew his great-great-great-grandfather William Ingram, of course. Ingram died in 1863 and Holland was not born until more than eight decades later. But Holland feels a special bond with his ancestor who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg with the Army of Northern Virginia, was taken prisoner there, and died in a federal prisoner of war camp four months later.
Ian Anderson plays Germany, 1990
Hockenheim, Germany, August 1990: Rock music’s premier flutist, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, onstage at the Hockenheim music festival. More than 40,000 fans packed the racetrack for the two-day event.
Cycling down a Saigon street, 1970
Saigon, South Vietnam, January 1970: Don’t try this at home, especially in front of a police officer. In 1970 Saigon, however, the sight of a father transporting four unhelmeted children on a motorcycle was hardly uncommon.
Alexander Hamilton letter at center of legal fight returned
A letter written by founding father Alexander Hamilton during the Revolutionary War and believed stolen decades ago from the Massachusetts state archives has been returned following a federal appeals court decision, top state officials said Tuesday.
Muhammad Ali in Tokyo, 1976
Tokyo, June 1976: Antonio Inoki challenges Muhammad Ali to get down on the mat during an exhibition (billed as the “World Martial Arts Championship”) between the heavyweight boxing champ and the Brazilian-Japanese pro wrestler at the Budokan Hall.
Chiang Kai-shek on the USS Enterprise, 1966
Off the coast of Taiwan March, 1966: Cmdr. David I. Draz adjusts the life jacket of President Chiang Kai-shek of the Republic of China as the generalissimo prepares to board an aircraft on the deck of the USS Enterprise. Chiang was finishing a four-hour visit to the nuclear-powered carrier, during which he watched a series of flybys and weapons demonstrations. 
Adm. John S. McCain Jr. in Saigon, 1969
Saigon, South Vietnam, July 16, 1969: Adm. John S. McCain Jr., commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, chomps on a cigar as he and Gen. Creighton Abrams, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, await the arrival of Gen. Earle Wheeler, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Adm. McCain’s father was a World War II hero; his son John III, then a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, served as a U.S. senator.

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