Caption reads: (July 24, 1958)—THIS DONKEY IS NOT GOVERMNET ISSUE—Loaded with several reels of communication wire, this Lebanese donkey seems to be worth every penny of $5 paid for him to airborne troopers of the 24th Signal Brigade laying lines near Beirut (Lebanon) Tuesday. Mule “skinner”, right, is Sgt. Gene E. Carney of Kidder MO. At left is Donald Karasek of Spangler, PA. Others not identified.
Norbert Schiller Collection, AP Wirephoto
Picture scanned from original 25cm X 20cm print