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 Bob Hope - A G.I.'s Best Friend 

With the joy of Christmas 2003, it's impossible to forget that this will be our first Christmas without a truly great American whose name is synonymous with the spirit of the season for soldiers who have spent the holidays on foreign shores over the last 60 years.  

How much do you know about the legendary performer and fellow veteran, Mr. Bob Hope?


What was Bob Hope's REAL (birth) Name? 

 Your Answer


  1. Robert Leslie Hope
  2. Leslie Townes Hope
  3. Marion Morrison Hope
  4. Earle Stanley Morrison
  5. Bob Hope

Bob Hope's first program for American troops was performed on May 6, 1941 at March Field in California, six months prior to the beginning of World War II.  The following year he made his first war-time visit to American troops at what location?

Your Answer


  1. Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Australia and New Guinea
  3. England
  4. Alaska and the Aleutian Islands
  5. North Africa

Mr. Hope's theme song for more than sixty years of visits to American servicemen and women was Thanks for the Memories.  Where did Hope find that song?

Your Answer


  1. He sang in it one of his early movies: The Big Broadcast of 1938.
  2. It was specially written for him by Glen Miller.
  3. It was a popular tune he picked up AFTER World War II.
  4. It was the theme song for his early war-time hit: Road to Morocco
  5. He "stole" it from Bing Crosby after he hear Bing sing it in a show.

In a Korean-war era USO show before members of the 7th Infantry, Hope brought the house down when he pinned a 7th ID insignia to the thin strap of a popular Hollywood starlet's low-cut dress (the insignia was a bayonet).  Who was that starlets?  Your Answer

  1. Jayne Mansfield
  2. Bette Davis
  3. Marilyn Monroe
  4. Elizabeth Taylor
  5. Bette Grable


For the soldiers of what war or era did Bob Hope perform his FIRST Christmas tour that began a tradition that continued through the first war in the Persian Gulf?

Your Answer


  1. World War II
  2. Berlin Air Lift
  3. Korean War
  4. Cold War
  5. Vietnam

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