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Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, and Bette Davis, 1943.
Bette Davis pointing out pictures of movie servicemen to Marlene Dietrich and Bob Hope in the Hollywood Canteen, 1943

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The United Service Organizations Was Chartered
February 4, 1941

Comedian Bob Hope is famous for taking his USO shows on the road and performing at bases and hospitals, wherever U.S. servicemen were stationed in World War II and beyond. Disbanded in 1947, the USO reorganized during the Korean War, expanded considerably during the Vietnam War, and is still in existence today.

Bob Hope traveled to the troops in the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. His "cowardly wise-guy humor" has brought laughter to millions of GIs. If you know anyone in the armed forces, ask if they have ever experienced a USO-sponsored club or event. Maybe they even saw Bob Hope live.

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