Cheer through the decades: Stars and Stripes holiday photos show the military celebrating the season

South Vietnam, December, 1967: Pfc. Orville Painter, 22, of Modesto, Calif., leans out of his bunker at Ka Tum, 50 miles northwest of Saigon, to hang his Christmas stocking. He jokingly pointed to the sky and said, "Santa Claus will assault from there." Painter is with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. JOHN OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES
South Vietnam, December, 1967: Pfc. Orville Painter, 22, of Modesto, Calif., leans out of his bunker at Ka Tum, 50 miles northwest of Saigon, to hang his Christmas stocking. He jokingly pointed to the sky and said, "Santa Claus will assault from there." Painter is with C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. JOHN OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Cheer through the decades: Stars and Stripes holiday photos show the military celebrating the season

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Stars and Stripes has been all over the world covering the U.S. military community continuously since World War II. We dipped into our archives for some memorable holiday photos through the years.

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