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Dec 25, 2013

Christmas in Vietnam with Bob Hope

I saw Bob Hope at Freedom Hill, Da Nang, South Vietnam in December of 1969.

What seems to be, a very long time ago..

Ken Zalga 

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It was a long time ago.

I flew into Freedom Hill, Da Nang, South Vietnam on Christmas Eve 24 December of 1969.  Missed the Bob Hope show, but saw some great fireworks from tracer rounds and pop flairs from Hill 327 and 244. We thought it was a big firefight - it was just Marines and Soldiers shooting to celebrate. 

Craig Hullinger 
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This is not the normal Bob Hope USO show entertaining our troops that we have been viewing in the past on YouTube, but actually a video by Bob Hope telling us WHY these shows were performed, and the effects the shows had on him, his performers and the servicemen who were in attendance.

This is really, really good. So many thoughts come back. Alan Alda talking about listening to the Bob Hope USO shows on the radio with his Dad.

Hope was asked to do an unscheduled show for a Marine base that was invading some place in the South Pacific in 1944. 15,000 men at that show, 60 percent would be dead in days. Don't miss this, it's just too good.

Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops Video



  1. Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppA4qYF7ARo

    Dec 23, 2011 - Uploaded by blinko656
    You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it from Adobe. Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops. blinko656·179 videos
  1. Christmas In Vietnam: Bob Hope Show - Da Nang Air Force Base ...

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    Newsreel-type coverage of Bob Hope and troupe, consisting of Anita Bryant; ... Christmas In Vietnam: Bob Hope Show - Da Nang Air Force Base, South .... Vietnam Da Nang 1968-1969 part IIby teocaca12,552 views; 5:09

  2. Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Tours - History Net

    www.historynet.com/bob-hopes-vietnam-christmas-tours.htm

    Dec 23, 2009 - Bob Hope entertained U.S. troops in Vietnam on his annual Christmastours ... At Da Nang, the tour's largest audience in Vietnam, Hope made light of the ......He was at Christmas show that Bob Hope did in December 1969.

  3. 1969-1970 Danang 242 photos - Summers

    www.summerswebnet.com/mytribute/vmaaw242/photos/69-70pics9.htm

    Ann Margret at Freedom Hill - 1967, Ann Margret at Freedom Hill - 1967, Ann Margret at Freedom Hill - 1967, Bob Hope Christmas Show 1969. Courtesy Chris  ...
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This is not the normal Bob Hope USO show entertaining our troops that we have been viewing in the past on YouTube, but actually a video by Bob Hope telling us WHY these shows were performed, and the effects the shows had on him, his performers and the servicemen who were in attendance.

This is really, really good. So many thoughts come back. Alan Alda talking about listening to the Bob Hope USO shows on the radio with his Dad.

Hope was asked to do an unscheduled show for a Marine base that was invading some place in the South Pacific in 1944. 15,000 men at that show, 60 percent would be dead in days. Don't miss this, it's just too good.

Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops Video



  1. Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppA4qYF7ARo

    Dec 23, 2011 - Uploaded by blinko656
    You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video. Download it from Adobe. Bob Hope Christmas With The Troops. blinko656·179 videos

  2. Bob Hope 1967 Christmas Special - YouTube

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=weFkkHuUb_c

    Dec 18, 2011 - Uploaded by USA Patriotism!
    Bob Hope will always be one of America's greatest patriots and entertainers, as he wonderfully shows in his 1967 Christmas Show for deployed American troops ... ... You need Adobe Flash Player to watch this video.

  3. Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the ...

    www.imdb.com/title/tt0331439/

    A tribute to Bob Hope's 31 years of entertaining American troops overseas. ... Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 ....Watchlist | Top 250 | TV | News | Video | Message Boards | Press Room

  4. Bob Hope Christmas Special 1968 | Military.com

    www.military.com › Video Center › Operations › Vietnam War

    Join us in celebrating the holidays with these clips from Bob Hope's 1968 ChristmasSpecial visiting troops in Vietnam.

  5. Bob Hope's Christmas With the Troops (1997) - Amazon.com

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    Amazon.com: Bob Hope's Christmas With the TroopsBob Hope, Connie Stevens, Ann-Margaret: ... You see his greatness over and over again in this video.

  6. Bob Hope - The Vietnam Years (1964-1972) (2004) - Amazon.com

    www.amazon.com/Bob-Hope-Vietnam-Years-1964.../B00030ANYU

    As a patriot, I also wanted to own a video from a great comedian who, along with .... Bob Hope did a Christmas show for the troops at the place he was being  ...

  7. Bob Hope entertains the troops - Framework - Photos and Video ...

    framework.latimes.com/2011/12/23/bob-hope-entertains-the-troops/

    Dec 23, 2011 - Over a 50-year span, Bob Hope entertained American troops overseas. Many of his USO tours were completed over Christmas with his ...

  8. Bob Hope Christmas - Big Geek Daddy

    biggeekdad.com/2011/02/bob-hope-christmas/

    Feb 20, 2011 - Bob Hope was without a doubt one of the greatest entertainers of all time. A wonderful look at some special moments Bob spent with the troops during his many Christmas performances. ... Funny, Cool, and Interesting Videos  ...

  9. The Bob Hope Show, Christmas In Vietnam : Department of the ...

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    Several color, silent films of Bob Hope and others performing in Christmas shows in Vietnam.1964-12-26 ... (30.3 M)Ogg Video ... Miss Universe; and Jerry Colonna presenting their annual Christmas show to US Forces stationed in Vietnam.

  10. Bob Hope Christmases with the Troops - Free Republic

    www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2822322/posts

    Nov 1, 2009 - A wonderful look at some special moments Bob spent with the troopsduring his many Christmas performances. Video at the link.

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