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Thread: Bob Hope

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Tokyo, Japan

    Bob Hope

    Dear All,

    First, a Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays) to you all. May 2012 be a safe, healthy and prosperous year for us all.

    A friend sent this to me. I was outside DaNang in 1970 when he had a performance. Unfortunately, I did not get to attend. He was truly one of a kind. Please enjoy.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great video, Kyle. I'm a bit too young to have been in Viet Nam, but I grew up watching the Bob Hope troop shows on TV. He was indeed a different breed of celebrity than what we typically see these days.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  3. #3
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    May 2007
    Rhode Island
    I Love Bob Hope he was one of a kind.

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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Thanks Kyle.
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    thanks kyle, it was as good now as it was then
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  7. #7
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    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Thanks Kyle, I missed seeing Hope by one weekend in Korea 72 I did the pictures of the event from one of the guys in my unit.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Villa Park, CA
    I liked Bob Hope's humor. It was "smart" humor which often required you to think in order to get the joke. I remember one time he was talking about his family and how he was an only child. Then he commented, "I was their only Hope".

    I was in Vietnam in 1970 but not in DaNang so I didn't see his show there. And just a comment. I remember midnight of New Year's eve that year. Every GI who had tracers must have fired up in the air. The horizon was lit up all around with tracers. Quite a show. One guy in my area was hit by a falling bullet but not hurt seriously.

    Last edited by Mike Henderson; 12-21-2011 at 06:48 PM.
    Ancora imparo
    Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Mahalo Kyle. Bob sure was a blessing to our fighting men and women, all over the world.
    "You got to learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all yourself". (Author unknown)

    "Time flies like..... an arrow,,,Fruit flies like..... a banana." Groucho Marx

    Ah,,,to live in Paradise!

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    Fighting for all I am worth, and praying every day.

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    Apr 2010
    North of Reno, NV...middle of the desert
    Class never goes out of style

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