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Outpost Maizie, Demilitarized Zone, Korea, September 1959: Pfc. Joseph Williams checks for communist movements across the DMZ in North Korea. OP Maizie was manned by the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division as one of several posts strung across the 18.5 miles of DMZ border. Apart from communists, the men from OP Maizie also saw their fair share of VIPs. At least one VIP visited the outpost a week. They were usually flown in by helicopter, landing on a chopper pad on a nearby hill, which was kept as carefully manicured as a golf green.

Read about 1959 life on Outpost Maizie — and learn about the celebrities who visited in the original article here.

Pictured here is a scan of the original 1959 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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