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Entertaining-Vietnam--Film of the traveling cover bands that entertained our soldiers.
http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/archives/21259-Entertaining-Vietnam-A-Major-Treat-of-a-Film.html ^

Posted on 12/27/2012 12:29:55 PM PST by virgil283

Those of us who served in Vietnam have fond memories of the traveling cover bands, usually very good... .. I saw a quote earlier that although we are now old, at least we got to see the great music groups. I'd include these show people who brought fun into our horny lives in Vietnam. Cinammon Stillwell is an accomplished reporter. Her mother made this documentary about the entertainers who visited us wherever we were in Vietnam. It is one of a kind, something that to my knowledge has not been documented before. The film does not have an embed, so you have to go to this site to watch it. I know that us Vietnam vets will, and I think others out there will enjoy it and learn something different than many misconceptions.......53 minutes long.

(Excerpt) Read more at maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: entertainingvietnam; sourcetitlenoturl
http://www.cultureunplugged.com/documentary/watch-online/play/10371/Entertaining-Vietnam
1 posted on 12/27/2012 12:30:08 PM PST by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Bob Hope 1971 Long Binh show. I’m out there in the crowd somewhere.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 12:33:55 PM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: virgil283

The groups we got in Quang Tri tried hard,but were pretty

bad for the most part.

Remember one all girl group from Australia that experienced

their first mortar attack.We all felt sorry for them

Those shows were greatly appreciated by all the troops


3 posted on 12/27/2012 12:36:38 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: RitchieAprile

I remember our CO asking if anyone wanted to go

to that show...I was just too tired.

I remember it being on a Sunday


4 posted on 12/27/2012 12:39:58 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Harold Shea

10 minutes into the film is a Australian girl band being interveiwed, saying their last song played was ‘we gotta get out of this place’


5 posted on 12/27/2012 12:44:59 PM PST by virgil283 ( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy)
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To: RitchieAprile

I watched Bob Hope in Cu Chi from the top of a track in 67 after a hard day on the roads.


6 posted on 12/27/2012 12:46:28 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: Little Bill

Interesting that he flew to Thailand every evening.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 12:53:07 PM PST by Mashood
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To: Mashood
This was the time when the VC tried to take him down, well publicised.
8 posted on 12/27/2012 12:57:00 PM PST by Little Bill (A)
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To: RitchieAprile

I was there in Long Binh at that show as well. I waited a long time to see Bob and the gang and would not have missed it.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 12:59:13 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: virgil283

Cool! Thanks for posting. Filing it next to radio first termer.


10 posted on 12/27/2012 1:02:20 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: vicar7

Did you see Raquel Welch? She is the exact opposite of Jane Fonda.


11 posted on 12/27/2012 1:15:54 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man

I do not remember if I saw Miss Welch but remember “The Goldiggers.” I remember waiting about 8 hours in the hot sun and being quite a ways from the stage and not minding in the least.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 1:21:17 PM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: virgil283

Home viewing bookmark.


13 posted on 12/27/2012 1:24:08 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: virgil283

Most of the bands were just awful. It was very difficult just trying to figure out what they were supposedly playing. Fortunately, many of them had pretty dancing girls in their group, which more than made up for the terrible music.


14 posted on 12/27/2012 1:30:17 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: virgil283

Awesome find, thanks!


15 posted on 12/27/2012 1:32:51 PM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: onedoug

ping


16 posted on 12/27/2012 2:05:43 PM PST by windcliff
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To: virgil283
Two out of 11 got to go to Long Bein to watch in 1967. My Sargent did not like me so I was not one of them. I saw a donut dolly once though.
17 posted on 12/27/2012 2:29:05 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: virgil283

Bump.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 2:31:32 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: virgil283

Bob Hope Long Binh 1967 The one I missed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C32PcN-VDvw


19 posted on 12/27/2012 2:41:24 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: virgil283; windcliff; stylecouncilor

Beides Bob Hope, Chu Lai 68, I saw two other bands on Hill 29. One of them was Korean. But they both had scantily clad women along.

“Thanks For The Memory”, v.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:34:00 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Harold Shea
Missed the Bob Hope show 2 times because we were ferrying the troops in and out for the show..........I met Sandy Koufax in the hospital bunker at Qui Nhon during a rocket attack on my DEROS date....

also watched one of my pilots bite Chris Noel on the ass when she boarded our chopper for a flight to one of our outposts....she took it all in good humor...
http://www.historynet.com/the-vietnam-interview-a-date-with-chris-noel.htm ahhh..the good 'ol days!

21 posted on 12/27/2012 6:13:33 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

Thanks for that link...Great gal


22 posted on 12/27/2012 7:21:27 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: virgil283

In 1970 I listened to Bob Hope on AFN at an old French Fort then a Fire Support Base North of Nui Ba Dinh. Had been at FSB Simmons in the Michelin plantation in November and had the USO “Bobby Hope” show fly in for a quick performance.


23 posted on 12/28/2012 2:46:19 AM PST by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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