Bob Hope Entertains X Corps Troops, Korea 1950

Bob Hope Entertains X Corps Troops, Korea 1950

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In World War II, Bob Hope and many other stars of stage, radio, and "the silver screen" traveled the world to bring a little home-town USA entertainment to American forces everywhere. From the Arctic to the South Pacific and everywhere in between they put on shows, sometimes within shooting range of the front lines. This was made possible by a private, non-profit group called the United Services Organization, known everywhere by the initials USO.

When the war in Korea broke out, the WW II tradition was continued. In this photo, Bob Hope sits with men of X Corps, as members of his show entertain at Womsan, Korea on 26 October 1950.

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