(Stars and Stripes)

Tokyo, Japan, 1954: Artist Shel Silverstein checks a pre-press plate before it is printed, along with Pacific Stars and Stripes staff at the Hardy Barracks building. Silverstein worked for Pacific Stars and Stripes as a cartoonist from 1954-1956 and drew the cartoon “Take Ten.” He would go on to become a successful artist, poet and songwriter. Silverstein is the author of various successful children’s books including the widely popular “The Giving Tree,” and composer of a number songs, including “A Boy Named Sue,” which became one of Johnny Cash’s biggest hits. Silverstein died in 1999.

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