Bob Hope is no longer with us - but in times past...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DKR, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    From 1943, Christmas and from the front lines.....

    Lest we forget.
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Bless your soul, Bob!

    I skipped Bob and his show when I was in the service! I was short and my RTO was loooooong, so I sent him to the show! All reports said it was a great show! I saw many more through the years on tv! He's a man I greatly admire for his commitment to our troops and liberty!
  3. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Had a cousin in Korea who was in a sort of a pill box watching the lines when Bob Hope had one of his tours, and of course he couldn't go to the show, about 2 am, Hope, a couple guys with rifles and an officer showed up. Said Hi, apologized for not having one of the pretty ladies with him and asked if he wanted a beer, hot chocolate or a drink. Cousin shook his hand talked for a minute and had the hot chocolate. Hope and the group then left to go to the next position. You did not want to make negative comments about Hope to him. He specifically said there were no cameras, reporters etc and it was never mentioned by the military.
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    That was awesome!
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Robin Williams was the modern day Bob Hope. He was over there a tons of times. Kid Rock was also. I think those two were over there more than any others.I saw them a couple times...
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    From 1940....

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  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Sure wish I could have seen Bob Hope! Robin Willims was was pretty frickin awesome, and there were many others that came with him. Sure made a difference having them come out and do a few shows, and shake every ones hand after! I will always remember Larry the Cable Guy, what a Great Man, Humble and Sincere, and very concerned for every one, A Genuine Person who really cared!!!
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  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    My wife attended RoseMary Clooney's wedding in Maysville, Ky several years ago and got to meet Bob Hope. I didn't bother to go but did get invited to dinner that night with Rosemary's nephew, George.
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