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Five Women I Love: Bob Hope's Vietnam Story

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A week before Christmas, while Santa is checking his south-only maps, Bob Hope, the knight before Christmas (and a few days after), rises from a Southern California airstrip, dips his wings in tribute to the USO and the Pentagon brass and flies west.

What he brings to the GI's in Vietnam, Thailand and way stations will never be in Santa's sleigh - one-of-a-kind presents lik
Hardcover, 255 pages
Published 1966 by Avon
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Gil Burket
This was written as much as a promotional item as it was a historical record. However, with the numerous jokes aside it provides an inside look to one of Bob Hope's legendary tours to entertain the troops during the early part of the Vietnam war. The photos of the troops are notable on their own.

If there was such a thing as the lighter side of the Vietnam War, this is an example worth reading.
Hope's trips to entertain troops in Viet Nam at Christmastime.
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Bob Hope, KBE, KCSG (born Leslie Townes Hope) was a British-born American comedian and actor who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in radio, television and movies. He was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO tours entertaining American military personnel.

Throughout his career, he was honored for his humanitarian work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob H
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