Bob Hope Christmases with the troops
Presidential Medal of Freedom
On his last morning in office, President Lyndon B. Johnson awarded Presidential Medals of Freedom to twenty individuals, including Bob Hope. Bob Hope's citation noted that, "With his gifts of joy to all the American people, he has written his name large in the history of our times."
|John Wayne & Bob Hope Xmas Show [ Dec. 1965 ] Nha Trang VIETNAM|
|SP4 /E4 Graydon SCHUCHARDT -"D" Det. 45th MID ( Nha-Trang City, VIETNAM ) |
is shown as part of the crowd in the Kay Stevens "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Number [45:40 min.] of the 1965 'Bob Hope Christmas Show' taped below.
|In 1997, Congress named Hope an honorary U.S. veteran, citing his decades of entertaining troops around the world. He is the only person to receive that distinction.|