Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark Air Base (Philippines) to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California
This is true Love. Sent to WWII only months after getting married, separated for 40 months, wounded in Iwo Jima, married for 71 years. 15 children. 49 grandchildren. 32 great-grandchilren. Ruth Todd kisses her "lovey" William goodbye.
Vietnam Vets protesting the war occupy the Statue of Liberty. 1971.