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The first of four U.S. Army trucks, detained by Soviet authorities for 54 hours when the Americans refused to have their vehicles inspected, leads the way into West Germany at the Helmstedt check point after release on Feb. 2, 1959. CPL. Richard Masiero of Stockbridge, Mass., the convoy commander, rides the running board to the driver's left as the trunk rolls past two U.S. Military policemen and a West German border guard. (AP Photo/Werner Kreusch)

The first of four U.S. Army trucks, detained by Soviet authorities for 54 hours when the Americans refused to have their vehicles inspected, leads the way into West Germany at the Helmstedt check point after release on Feb. 2, 1959. CPL. Richard Masiero of Stockbridge, Mass., the convoy commander, rides the running board to the driver's left as the trunk rolls past two U.S. Military policemen and a West German border guard. (AP Photo/Werner Kreusch)

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