Standing guard at the Khyber Pass, 1958
Ted Rohde ©Stars and StripesPakistan-Afghanistan border, April, 1958: A militiaman from the Khyber Rifles stands guard at the famed Khyber Pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan. "The clear-eyed, hawk-featured hillmen take great pride in serving in the outfit, and desertions are unheard of," said a 1958 Stars and Stripes article about the unit. "They are well aware that their outpost is at the end of the line and they intend to keep it the frontier of freedom."
RELATED MATERIAL:Stars and Stripes' 1958 story about the Khyber Rifles.