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S02-E07 We feature Bob Hope with the annual USO Christmas show. Bob Hope and others entertained our troops during WWII through the USO show hosted somewhere in the Pacific.
Beginning with WWII, Bob Hope and his band of entertainers traveled for decades at Christmas time to bring cheer and laughter and a little bit of home to our troops serving in battle zones around the world. My brother was a combat pilot during the Vietnam Conflict and attended one of his Christmas shows. He talked about how meaningful that was. Our family always watched the annual show on television.
In addition to this audio episode, I also provide several PDF documents: first, a biography of Bob Hope, secondly a overview of the USO, United Service Organization that has comforted our troops in battle zones around the world.
Let us now tune our radio dial to 1943 and listen to the Bob Hope USO Christmas show.
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