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Beirut, Lebanon, July, 1958: It’s inspection time for Americans serving in Lebanon during Operation Blue Bat.
Winter Shield II exercise, 1961
West Germany, February, 1961: Spc. Theodore Williams and Pfc. Joseph Johnson of the “NATO” team’s 8th Infantry Division move southward to dig in against the “aggressor” team during Winter Shield II in the Grafenwoehr-Hohenfels area.
Bob Hope at Rhein-Main, 1990
Frankfurt, West Germany, May, 1990: Airman 1st Class Steve Kohler gets some help from Bob Hope in loosening his pucker after kissing actress Brooke Shields during a USO show at Rhein-Main Air Base.

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Gulf War begins, 1991
Saudi Arabia, January, 1991: Service members celebrate the return of an F-16 from a mission at an air base in Saudi Arabia on the first day of the air war with Iraq.
Exercise at Hohenfels, 1956
Hohenfels, West Germany, May, 1956: A participant in an exercise at the U.S. training area at Hohenfels isn’t deterred by the rain as he keeps the lines of communication open. The troops were divided into “aggressor” and “defender” forces as they worked out a problem under the watchful eyes of a group of umpires.
Air show visitor, 1958
A visitor to the Farnborough Air Show in 1958 takes advantage of a rare, safe opportunity for a close-up look at one of the planes on exhibit.
Suresnes cemetery, 1952
Suresnes, France, September, 1952: A woman cleans one of the grave markers in the military cemetery at Suresnes, near of Paris, where a ceremony was held to to dedicate a memorial to U.S. service members who died during the World War II liberation of Europe that began with the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.
D-Day anniversary ceremony, 1984
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, June, 1984: Participants in a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France are silhouetted against the sky at the Ranger Monument, which honors members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion who scaled a 100-foot cliff to take out German artillery positions.
Return to Normandy, 1954
Normandy, France, May, 1954: Ten years after they took part in the D-Day invasion of Europe, Master Sergeants William J. Hopkins Jr., left, and George C. Zares survey the beach in Normandy where they came ashore on June 6, 1944. The two were accompanied on their trip to Omaha Beach and other area landmarks by Stars and Stripes photographer Ted Rohde, who also took part in the Normandy invasion.
Field Marshal Montgomery, 1951
Heidelberg, Germany, October, 1951: British Field Marshal Viscount Bernard Law Montgomery, deputy commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and hero of the World War II Battle of El Alamein, talks with Gen. Thomas T. Handy, EUCOM commander-in-chief, on the reviewing stand during Montgomery’s visit to EUCOM headquarters.
James Brown in Germany, 1992
Ludwigshafen, Germany, December, 1992: “The Godfather of Soul,” James Brown, headlines the Masters of Funk and Soul concert at the Eberthalle. Appearing at the show with the 59-year-old Brown were Soul II Soul and Incognito. 
Photo op in Vietnam, 1969
South Vietnam, December, 1969: Two soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry pause to take a photo as the Wolfhounds patrol the marshy area around Patrol Base Kotrc, near the Cambodian border.
Memorial Day at Margraten, 1966
Margraten, Netherlands, May, 1966: Children place flowers at the graves of “adopted” fallen service members during a Dutch-American Memorial Day ceremony attended by more than 8,000 people at the American military cemetery in Margraten.

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