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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen E. Kanyusik, a World War II Navy veteran from Sterling Heights, Michigan, reaches out to a passenger on a motorcycle taking part in the annual Rolling Thunder rally on Constitution Ave. in Washington, D.C., in May, 2004.