(Kim Ki Sam/Stars and Stripes)

Seoul, South Korea, May 1965: More than 10,000 Koreans heard the Fleet Marine Force Pacific Drum and Bugle Team during performances at Republic of Korea Armed Forces installations and schools and universities. The Marine group, stationed at Camp Smith, Hawaii, traveled a half-million miles throughout the free world, and was on a three-day goodwill visit to the ROK as part of the people-to-people program. The 25-man group conducted by Staff Sgt. Richard A. Edinger left for the Philippines before returning to Hawaii.

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 1963 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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