Sunday, December 23, 2007

1968 Bob's "Operation Holly" Vietnam





On December 22 1968 Bob's "Operation Holly" performed at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. This video records that event. The original film was silent, so the audio from his performance at Long Binh Army Depot that same Christmas is dubbed onto the video.

Each Christmas show ended with everyone singing "Silent Night". I don't think I will ever be able to sing that song or hear it for the rest of my life without crying and feeling that I am right back there again with the troops and Bob Hope and the rest of the entertainers. It truly was not the end to a visit with the troops but a beginning of new friendships that have lasted over the years. And each one living in my heart. ~ Wild Thing