Photo of the day From the Stripes archives

January 2, 2005


Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes

Wiesbaden, Germany, January 3, 1951: Little Deborah Bigby wasn't the first baby born on New Year's Day, 1951, to the U.S. military community in Germany — two others beat her to it — but she might have been the most photogenic. Here she "poses" with her mom, Louise; dad is T/Sgt. Sidney Bigby of the 1st Radio Relay Squadron at Wiesbaden Air Base. And Deborah wasn't the only new arrival in the room; it was also the first Stripes photo assignment for Red Grandy, who went on to provide the paper with some of its best shots for nearly 40 years.