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M-4 tank crews of the United States
The USO did wonders for the morale of soldiers such as this M-4 tank crew from Fort Knox, Kentucky

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The United Service Organizations Was Chartered
February 4, 1941

During World War II, the best-known USO center in the U.S. was New York's Stage Door Canteen, celebrated in song and in the film "Stage Door Canteen" starring Katharine Hepburn and Groucho Marx. A message on the door read, "All American place for the all American boy." The Hollywood Canteen was one of the largest USOs, with capacity for 10,000 and featuring entertainment by famous movie stars like Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, and the USO champion, Bob Hope.
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