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Raquel Welch entertaining the GI’s in 1967 during one of Bob Hope’s USO Christmas shows

Bob Hope’s USO tours are legendary, here we have Raquel Welch on stage during the tour of 1967. Sadly, not all of the 2.5 million troops who served in Southeast Asia were able to attend these highly anticipated shows, but those who did were grateful to have the change in mood and scenery for the duration. For a couple of hours, there was laughter in combat zones across Vietnam. That’s a beautiful gift. Hope first decided to take his show on the road after the United States entered World War II and the United Service Organization (USO) started sending Hollywood entertainers to perform at military bases in North Africa, Europe, and the South Pacific. H/T Groovy History >

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