Bob Hope At Freedom Hill

I was with 7th Comm. Battalion on hill 10, just outside Dogpatch, Christmas 1967. We all made plans to see Bob Hope at Freedom Hill. We were looking forward to all the “Eye Candy” he would bring to our part of the world. We made the trip along with about twenty thousand other swinging D-cks. We were so far up the side of that mountain all we could see was Mr. Hope’s red baseball cap.

Always a Marine, Old Corps!

Sgt. Hodge
1965-1971, PLatoon 394 PISC

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2 thoughts on “Bob Hope At Freedom Hill”

  1. The Hope show came to Chu Lai while I was there in 1968 but after doing 12 hour shifts 7 days a week for 7 months I passed on it for a chance to sleep it. A couple of my hooch buddies went over after evening chow and staked out a spot up front in the middle and close to the stage. Bad news for them, just before the show started a film crew came in and set up their equipment right in front of them so they went from some of the best seats to some of the worst. Even so, I still regret not going.

  2. Sgt Grit has lost credibility with knowingly selling U.S. American Flags clearly tagged as “Made in China” and packaged indicating “Made in China”. My recently purchased flag has quickly faded and phone representative still maintained flags were “assembled” at Sgt Grit.

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