Support our mission


Darmstadt, West Germany, July 1984: Future basketball Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes, recently retired after 16 outstanding years in the NBA, speaks during a visit to U.S. troops in Germany.
Showing support for Nixon in Tokyo, 1974
Tokyo, January 1974: Hundreds of Japanese Christians bearing signs and a huge effigy of Richard M. Nixon march from Meiji Park to the U.S. Embassy in a show of support for the United States and its beleaguered (by the Watergate scandal) president.

more History news

Operation Attleboro, 1966
South Vietnam, 1966: A 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry “Wolfhounds” radioman bandages the arm of his battalion commander, Maj. Guy S. Meloy III, during Operation Attleboro in the jungles of Tay Ninh Province.
Akihito and Haile Selassie in Tokyo, 1956
Tokyo, 1956: Japan’s Crown Prince (and future Emperor) Akihito talks with Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie at a reception during Selassie’s goodwill visit to Japan.
Bomb-damaged tailor shop, 1965
Saigon, December 1965: A truck bomb that heavily damaged the Metropole Hotel, a bachelor enlisted men’s quarters for the U.S. military in downtown Saigon, left an eerie footnote in the sign of the Bombay tailor shop. Eight Vietnamese, one U.S. Marine and a soldier from New Zealand were killed in the early morning blast that also injured more than 175 people, including 72 Americans.
Operation Harvest Moon, 1966
South Vietnam, December 1966: A U.S. Marine returns to a landing zone southwest of Da Nang during Operation Harvest Moon.

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign-up to receive a daily email of today’s top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign up