Celebrating 75 years in the Pacific

On May 14, 1945, Stars and Stripes published its first newspaper in the Pacific. To commemorate 75 years serving the military community in the theater, we're taking a look back at Stripes history through the writing and photography of a dedicated staff spanning generations. Stars and Stripes has proudly supported the Pacific military community since the beginning and will continue to serve the troops and families at the heart of our work.

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Whoops of joy filled the air as Marilyn Monroe waves an exuberant hello (upper left) as she prepares to debark from the plane that carried her to Seoul.

Marilyn Monroe in Seoul, 1954

Whoops of joy filled the air as Marilyn Monroe waves an exuberant hello (upper left) as she prepares to debark from the plane that carried her to Seoul. Professionals and non-professionals snapped cameras fast and furiously when the blond heatwave struck the shimmering pose in the upper right photo. Later throngs of troops with pounding hearts watched as the platinum bombshell (lower) began to whirl away to the 7th Div. on her first chopper ride.

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This week in Pacific history

USS Yorktown before it sank during the Battle of Midway
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May 31st - June 6th


May 31st, 1942World War II: Sydney, Australia is attacked by Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarines.
June 4, 1942World War II: The Battle of Midway, a four-day sea-and-air battle fought between American and Japanese fleets, begins. The US victory helped turn the tide of the war.
June 5, 1959 – The first government of Singapore is sworn in. This marks a milestone in Singapore's achievement of internal self-rule.
June 5, 1989 – The Tank Man blocks a column of advancing tanks for over thirty minutes, one day after hundreds, possibly thousands, had been shot dead during the Tiananmen Square protests.

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