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A US soldier and his Japanese girlfriend reading military restrictions about riding trains. Photograph by John Florea. Japan, 1946.

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Sgt. Stubby fought in 17 battles in WWI. He was in the trenches in France for 18 months, survived being gassed and went on to warn his unit of incoming gas attacks and artillery shelling; he located wounded soldiers, and helped capture a German spy. After the war, he was the Georgetown Hoyas’ mascot. -- And he was half Boston Terrier!

The only preserved photograph of Lincoln in death. Taken 24 April 1865, by Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., City Hall, Manhattan, NY.

US soldier giving Japanese girl a bicycle ride, with handlebar riding forbidden. Japan, 1946. Photo by John Florea. S)

Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Focal Length of 85mm. His settings were a Shutter Speed of1/5600s and an Aperture f/1.2 with an ISO of 100.

US soldier joining a Japanese girl in off-limits dinner, taking off his shoes. Japan, 1946. Photo by John Florea. S)

Wife of a departing soldier lifts her son for farewell embrace. Oklahoma, 1945.