LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW ON THIS DATE ~ 1972

Bob Hope Does His Final Christmas Show In Vietnam-This Day 1972 |  slicethelife

Comedian Bob Hope gave what he says is his last Christmas show
to U.S. servicemen in Saigon. Hope was a star of stage, radio, TV
and over 50 feature films.
 

Hope was one of many Hollywood stars who followed the tradition
of traveling overseas to entertain American troops stationed abroad.

The 1972 show marked Hope’s ninth consecutive Christmas Vietnam appearance. Although some antiwar protesters criticized Hope for supporting government policies in Vietnam, the comedian said he believed it was his responsibility to lift spirits by entertaining the
troops.

This Day in History: December 24th- The Last Hope

1972 USO Christmas show at Tan Son Nhut - YouTube
The USO Christmas Show at Tan Son Nhut Air Base.

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