(Earl Dailey/Stars and Stripes)

South Korea, February 1960: Spc. 5 Edward Coggs and Staff Sgt. Walter Hettinger, both of the 54th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance) unload a patient from a H-13 Sioux helicopter for hospitalization at the 44th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH).

Pictured here is a scan of the original 1960 print created by Stars and Stripes Pacific’s photo department to run in the print newspaper. The red marks indicate the crop lines. Only the middle part of the image would appear in the newspaper. As all pre-1964 Stars and Stripes Pacific negatives and slides were unwittingly destroyed by poor temporary storage in 1963, the prints developed from the late 1940s through the early 1960s are the only images left of Stripes’ news photography from those decades. Stars and Stripes’ archives team is scanning these prints to ensure their preservation.

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