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Silent Night Memories

My wife and I just returned home from seeing my 7 yr old grandaughter's Cristmas concert at her school.

It was a wonderful concert and it ended with all the children and the audience singing Silent Night. I was singing along, when I was transported back to December, 1968 in DaNang, Vietnam. Suddenly I was back on that hillside watching Bob Hope and Ann Margaret doing their USO show. There I was, this retired Marine MSGT, with my eyes full of tears, and not able to explain it, except to feel grateful for the life I've had, and sorry for all the guys that didn't make it home to have those lives!

Merry Christmas and Semper Fi!!

Paul Culliton

HqCo 26thMar

Vietnam , 68/69

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David Lenkiewicz - July 15, 2020

I was down front for the show. I have my yellow ticket. I was featured in the local newspaper after Bob’s death to tell memories of his shows. I was an artillery mechanic for 109 howitzers and was moved to 4.2 mortars on float. Sgt L to Z. SSgt USMC.

L.Tokach - July 15, 2020

I was also there for the Christmas Show, Bob Hope was great and so where Rosey Greer and,Les Brown and his Band. I got some really nice pictures from that day as my friend was a Squadron Photographer. If you would like a few copies, e-mail me and I will be glad to send them to you. [ S/Sgt U.S.M.C.]

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