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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The USS Blue - an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer - can be seen floating in the background as sailors oversee the refueling operation on board the USS Buchanan destroyer by the tanker USS Tappahannock.

Ships in Operation Sea Dragon, 1968

The USS Blue - an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer - can be seen floating in the background as sailors oversee the refueling operation on board the USS Buchanan destroyer by the tanker USS Tappahannock. The U.S naval ships are taking part in Operation Sea Dragon, conducting naval bombardments at targets north of Dong Hoi, North Vietnam.

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LIST OF EVENTS

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Stars and Stripes Pacific 75th Anniversary Gala

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How Many Candies in the Jar Contest

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This week in Pacific history

Photo of Task Force Smith arriving in South Korea
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July 5th - July 11th


July 5th, 1950Korean War: The Battle of Osan begins and the first clash between U.S. and North Korean forces in the war occurs.
July 7th, 1944World War II: During the Battle of Saipan the largest Banzai charge of the war occurs.
July 8th, 1994Koreas: North Korea's Kim Il-sung dies and his son, Kim Jong-il, begins to assume supreme leadership.
July 9th, 1944World War II: The Battle of Saipan concludes with a U.S. victory, bringing Japan within range of B-29 raids and precipitating the resignation of Hideki Tōjō, the Prime Minister of Japan.
July 10th, 1951Korean War: Armistice negotiations begin at Kaesong, in the southern part of North Korea.

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