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JULY 7

President Ford, 1975

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes Kirch Goens, Germany, July, 1975: A spectator stretches to get a photo of President Gerald Ford, who was visiting the 1st Brigade, 3rd Armored Division's German-American family picnic.

JULY 8

Tokyo plane crash, 1982

©Stars and Stripes Tokyo, February, 1982: Boats surround a Japan Air Lines DC-8 that crashed in a shallow part of Tokyo Bay while landing at Haneda International Airport, killing 24 of the 166 passengers and crew on board as the fuselage split in two. An investigation later found that the cockpit crew on Flight 350 engaged in a struggle during the approach to the airport, and captain Seiji Katagiri had deliberately caused the crash. He was eventually found not guilty by reason of insanity.

RELATED MATERIAL: A 1982 Stars and Stripes story about the crash.

JULY 9

USO show, 1982

Dave Didio © Stars and Stripes Ramstein Air Base, Germany, October, 1982: Singer-actress Susan Anton and comedian Jonathan Winters wait their turn to go onstage during a USO show at a Ramstein Air Base hangar. Thousands of soldiers and airmen were on hand for the show, which also featured actor-comedian Dudley Moore, actress Suzanne Somers and the Pointer Sisters.

JULY 10

John Wayne, 1957

Sandy Colton ©Stars and Stripes Kawana, Japan, October, 1957: Actor John Wayne lines up a shot while playing pool at a hotel during the filming of "The Barbarian and the Geisha."

JULY 11

USS Nimitz, 1976

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes Aboard the USS Nimitz, August, 1976: A crew member on the flight deck of the USS Nimitz watches as an E-2 Hawkeye Airborne Early Warning aircraft passes overhead during operations in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily.

JULY 12

Mass in Vietnam, 1966

Allen Fasoldt ©Stars and Stripes South Vietnam, November, 1966: Soldiers kneel during Mass at a 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry field camp near Plei Djereng in Pleiku province. Conducting the service was the brigade's Catholic chaplain, Maj. Michael S. Filip of the Archdiocese of Detroit.

RELATED MATERIAL: Read a 1966 Stars and Stripes story about the soldiers at the camp.

JULY 13

Olympians in Tokyo, 1964

James R. Brown © Stars and Stripes Tokyo, October, 1964: Four of America's top hopes for medals in the track and field events pose after arriving in Tokyo for the start of the 1964 Olympic Games. From left to right, they are Bob Hayes, Ralph Boston, Henry Carr and Fred Hansen. Hayes went on to win gold medals in the 100 and the 4x100 relay, Carr won the 200 and ran on the winning 4x400 relay, Hansen captured the pole vault and Boston placed second in the long jump.


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