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Five Women I Love: Bob Hope's Vietnam Story
Five Women I Love Bob Hope's Vietnam Story Author:Bob Hope A week before Christmas, while Santa is checking his south-only maps, Bob Hope, the knight before Christmas (and a few days after), rises from a southern Caligornia airstrip, dips his wings in tribute to the USO and the Pentagon brass and flies west. — What he brings to the GIs in Wietnam, Thailand and way stations will never be in Santa's sleigh... more » -- one-of-a-kind presents like Janis Paige, Anita Bryant, Kaye Stevens, Joey Heatherton and Carroll Baker (that's five -- other names furnished on request, with purchase of book). Five of the lovlies on any one trip is the quota.
There are guys too, to fill in the intermissions. And there's Bob Hope with that kind of humor that GIs eat up --
On the USS Ticonderoga: "This ship really is a beauty. I understand half the whales in the Pacific are trying to get her to go upstream."
On battle zones: "Vietname left me a little nervous. This morning my Wheaties popped and I surrendered to the maid."
On the local curry: "I took a few mouthfuls of the fiery stuff, sat back, relaxed, and watched the smoke rings rising from my navel."
On the Navy: "When Admiral Farragut spoke those immortal words, 'Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!' it was my Uncle Sidney who helf the idiot cards."
On secret bases: "This is the most secret base I've ever visited -- very hush-hush. At dawn the bugler just *thinks* reveille. Then he tiptoes from bunk to bunk and whispers, 'The general's up... how about you?'"
This is Hope's own story of his trips and it's proof that you don't need to go to Vietnam to be entertained by Bob Hope.« less