Advisers in Vietnam, 1963
South Vietnam, December, 1963: Staff Sgt. Howard Stevens, center, Special Forces adviser to a Montagnard strike force, reads his mail at Phey-Shuron, a camp being built in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Stevens was part of a 12-man “A-team” attempting to make soldiers of Koho tribesmen in the jungle mountains west of Dalat.
Sunbathing in South Vietnam, 1965
South Vietnam, November 1965: Warrant Officer Tom Allen soaks up some sun in a marshy pond near the flight line at the tiny Vinh Long airfield, home of the U.S. Army’s 502nd and 114th Aviation Battalions, in South Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region.
Beneath the bandstand in Luxembourg, 1953
Luxembourg, April 1953: Of the 100,000 people who turned out in the rain to watch the wedding parade of Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium, these three may have had the best and driest vantage point on the route ... as long as the band stayed away from foot-stomping music.
Follow the leader, 1971
Bien Hoa Air Base, Vietnam, March, 1971: Bubbles, the mascot of the Bien Hoa Aircraft Transit Alert Office, sits under an appropriate sign as he gets set to do his thing. Bubbles’ hobby was leading incoming aircraft into the parking area, “trotting down the yellow line ahead of the planes,” according to his owner, Staff Sgt. John E. Molnar.
Remembering D-Day, 1961
Ste. Mère-Église, France, June 7, 1961: U.S. Ambassador to France James M. Gavin talks with some of the young participants in a parade marking the 17th anniversary of the town’s liberation by Allied forces during the World War II D-Day invasion. In addition to Gavin, who was commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division on D-Day, townspeople honored the 505th Infantry, which liberated the town from the Germans.
Vienna summit, 1961
Vienna, Austria, June 1961: President John F. Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev pose for photos as they leave a summit meeting at the U.S. Embassy. Behind Khrushchev, at right, is Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko. The tense situation in Berlin was among the topics discussed by the two leaders.
Gen. McAuliffe in Germany, 1950
Germany, July 10, 1950: Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, head of the Army Chemical Command, poses for a photo as he visits EUCOM headquarters soon after his arrival in Germany. McAuliffe was on his way to Bastogne, Belgium, where he was to be made an honorary citizen for his actions as commander of the 101st Airborne Division during the World War II Battle of the Bulge.
Tay Ninh rest center, 1968
Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, October 1968: Col. Robert L. Fair, left, commander of the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and Pfc. Frank DeAngelis, 588th Engineer Battalion, put the finishing touches on a "Holiday Inn" sign at the entrance to the 1st Brigade's new rest facility, where troops returning from the field were to be treated to such long-awaited amenities as a swimming pool, ceiling fans and a steak barbecue.
It's a long way home, 1954
Bodo, Norway, September, 1954: Anyone who complains that it takes too long to fly from point A to point B need only check the flight times on this Scandinavian Airlines promotional sign to see that it was much worse before regular jet service. Of course, in 1954 a 70-hour (and 5 minute) flight to Tokyo was much quicker than the previous standard, a sea voyage.
Joe Namath in Japan, 1969
Camp Oji, Japan, Jan. 27, 1969: New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, having recently led his team to an upset win over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, visits not a theme park but the U.S. Army Hospital at Camp Oji. Namath and other NFL players were on a USO tour of bases in Japan, Okinawa, the Philippines and Hawaii.