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Akasaka Press Center, Tokyo, Japan, July 1971: A helicopter prepares to take off from the Akasaka Press Center helo pad in Tokyo for a visit to U.S. military hospitals in the Tokyo area. The California girls, who are accompanying West Coast radio and TV personality and “Mister U.S.O.” Johnny Grant on his 40th USO overseas tour, are Susan Gherman, Susan Schultz, Lori Stockton and Katie O’Pace. Check out Stars and Stripes’ historic newspaper archive for more of our 1971 content.

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