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Leeheim, West Germany, October 1981: With clouds gathering in the evening sky, shepherd Siegfried Hessler leads his flock along the banks of the Rhine River. Hessler, who stayed with the flock night and day, was looking for a place to settle down for the night. Looking for Stars and Stripes’ historic coverage? Subscribe to Stars and Stripes’ historic newspaper archive! We have digitized our 1948-1999 European and Pacific editions, as well as several of our WWII editions and made them available online through

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