(Gerald Waller/Stars and Stripes)

Frankfurt, Germany, Sep. 28, 1949: Charles Brown halts a group of pupils from the Furstenberger Elementary School until it’s safe to cross Furstenberger street. Brown, an eight-grader, was a lieutenant in the Junior Traffic Patrol, a nationwide U.S. safety club dedicated to guarding dangerous street intersections crossed daily by schoolchildren. The organization extended its activities to the U.S. Zone of occupation in Germany in 1949 when 40 boys and girls attending the Fursterberger Elementary School took up their special traffic control duties. The children escorted safely to school were, from left to right, Jonathan Lovell, Woody Ervin, Linda Graham and Sally Erikson.

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