(Merle Hunter/Stars and Stripes)

Near Mannheim, West Germany, March 1962: In a scene familiar to soldiers and veterans everywhere, members of the 2nd Battle Group, 47th Infantry, line up for chow after completing the first leg of a motor march from Augsburg to Berlin. They were to replace the 1st Battle Group, 19th Infantry, in the divided city.

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

Sign Up for Daily Headlines

Sign up to receive a daily email of today's top military news stories from Stars and Stripes and top news outlets from around the world.

Sign Up Now