Masthead 1986
This nameplate was used in 1986
Park Slain 1979
This nameplate was used in 1979

This website was created and maintained from May 2020 to May 2021 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Stars and Stripes operations in the Pacific.
It will no longer be updated, but we encourage you to explore the site and view content we felt best illustrated Stars and Stripes' continued support of the Pacific theater since 1945.

From the Archives

The bullet-riddled truck in which four United Nations Command soldiers — two Americans and two South Koreans — were killed in an ambush at the Korean DMZ in April, 1968.

DMZ ambush survivors seen lucky to be alive

Observers at the scene of Sunday night's bold ambush by Communist North Koreans who machine-gunned and killed four United Nations Command soldiers reached one conclusion: "I don't see how anybody survived this."

Leonard Bernstein: Electronic factories have ruined rock

"But no matter how commercial or phony or promoted or hyped pop music may be, it is still music of the people, says conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein. "It's the music of kids. The people who have not yet become cynical, who have not yet given up."

A taste of home for USFJ GIs

This Bud's for you, U.S. Forces Japan. That was the message the St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser-Busch brought on their goodwill baseball mission to Tokyo on Tuesday.

Wallace: Pressure North Vietnamese

George C. Wallace, the third party candidate in the 1968 presidential election, said here that President Nixon's address to the nation "left the door open for the application of more military pressure if the enemy escalates the war."

The poignant process of etching new names into the Vietnam Wall

Lined row upon row, the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s polished black granite slabs are a somber reminder that more than 58,000 U.S. troops died — or were listed as missing-in-action — as a result of their involvement in the Vietnam War.

It may be called the 'Forgotten War,' but the Korean conflict set the stage for decades of tensions

The Korean War is often called the “Forgotten War” in the United States because the 1950-53 conflict was overshadowed between World War II and Vietnam.

Getting 'more bang for the buck' out of Guam

Anti-submarine warfare is a growing priority in the Western Pacific, particularly with China’s and North Korea’s post-Cold War naval advances, a Navy commander said.

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