|Robert L. Bellville|
Well CJ, the Bob Hope Show I saw was held on the 24th of December 1967 in Lai Khe, Vietnam.
It was a real treat for us to see Bob Hope along with all the other entertainers he brought with him.
I remember one of the first things that came to my mind was memories of watching this great American on television as a kid, as he put on Christmas shows for our troops all around the world.
|Bob Hope - Raquel Welch|
Les Brown with his Band of Renown
I know there were many more, (especially a lot of good looking girls), but I don't remember who else now. I do know that myself and all the troops just loved them.
As always, Bob made many jokes, one of them being:
“I hope Charlie knows there is a cease fire on and he doesn't send any rockets our way.”
I sat there remembering all the Christmases past and thinking, “Now here I am, 12,000 miles from home.” It was different, but Bob brought part of the world with him that day for the 1st Infantry and the show was great.
“I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do, and by the grace of God, I will.” ~Everett Hale
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