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Letter From Bob Hope

In December of '69, word came down to Hill 119 that a couple of guys would get to go see the Bob Hope show at Freedom Hill. Several of us had joked that getting to see the Bob Hope Show for free was one of the reasons we had volunteered for Nam. As it turned out, I couldn't go according to somebody in the rear since I was the only Corpsman on the hill. When the lucky ones came back, one of the guys was somehow able to get me an autographed picture of old Bob his-self. Well, as you know; 8X10 glossies didn't fare too well in the rain and the sandbag bunkers and my autographed photo was in pretty bad shape when we rotated off of the hill.

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