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May 31, 1985 | JENNINGS PARROTT
Comedian Bob Hope, hailed for entertaining U.S. troops overseas for 42 years, dedicated the new headquarters of the United Service Organizations in the nation's capital with a salute to the USO as "a symbol of those who care about those who guard our freedom." As the U.S. Army Band played Hope's theme song, "Thanks for the Memories," Defense Secretary Caspar W.
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September 2, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If nothing else, American troops in Kosovo are realistic about how low-profile their peace-keeping role is back home. That helps explain why the big guns weren't rolled out Wednesday when Hollywood officials announced a series of USO trips to the war-ravaged area for the year-end holiday season. Instead of the current crop of movie superstars, most of those recruited to entertain soldiers in the Balkans at Thanksgiving and Christmas are actors from television shows that the troops know and love.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1995
The ceremonial mayor of Hollywood will travel to Bosnia to spend Christmas with American troops, he announced this week. Johnny Grant, who has made 47 trips to entertain U.S. soldiers overseas, will be featured in a Christmas Day radio show in Germany to be broadcast across Europe. He will then visit with the troops at staging areas in the Balkans, videotaping messages for the Bob Hope/Greater Los Angeles USO organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1995
The ceremonial mayor of Hollywood will travel to Bosnia to spend Christmas with American troops, he announced this week. Johnny Grant, who has made 47 trips to entertain U.S. soldiers overseas, will be featured in a Christmas Day radio show in Germany to be broadcast across Europe. He will then visit with the troops at staging areas in the Balkans, videotaping messages for the Bob Hope/Greater Los Angeles USO organization.
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February 15, 1991
The USO--out of the limelight for years--has been FLOODED WITH DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS. Coffee and doughnuts are still being served at United Service Organization centers around the world, but troops and their families are also getting help with phone calls, emergency grocery money and emotional support programs--all funded with individual and corporate donations. The USO--chartered by Congress but privately financed--was founded in 1941.
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October 23, 1988
Twenty students hurled firebombs at a USO building in Seoul after a brawl between South Koreans and U.S. soldiers, police and news reports said. No injuries were reported and there was no damage. Seoul newspapers said the attack involved 20 slogan-chanting students who hurled about 10 firebombs at the American recreational facility for service personnel and scattered leaflets demanding that the U.S. government apologize for alleged assaults by American soldiers on Koreans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1999 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If nothing else, American troops in Kosovo are realistic about how low-profile their peace-keeping role is back home. That helps explain why the big guns weren't rolled out Wednesday when Hollywood officials announced a series of USO trips to the war-ravaged area for the year-end holiday season. Instead of the current crop of movie superstars, most of those recruited to entertain soldiers in the Balkans at Thanksgiving and Christmas are actors from television shows that the troops know and love.
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October 17, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Hope it wasn't. Entertaining homesick American soldiers overseas is as much a part of American military lore and legend as GI Joe and Hershey bars. And U.S. troops deployed in this barren desert kingdom have been waiting months for their first visit from Hollywood. But when it finally happened Tuesday, the result was so disheartening that comedian Steve Martin offered a public apology--and autographed pictures as consolation prizes.
NEWS
July 7, 1991
Jardin El Encanto, one of Monterey Park's historical landmarks, was constructed in 1928 as a meeting hall for residents of a Bel-Air-type development that later failed. During World War II, the Spanish-style building on El Mercado Avenue was converted into a United Service Organizations center. After the war, it was purchased by Cliff and Irene Ostler, who added a kitchen and lived in it for several years. Later, they sold El Encanto to a man who used it as a wedding chapel.
NEWS
February 15, 1991
The USO--out of the limelight for years--has been FLOODED WITH DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS. Coffee and doughnuts are still being served at United Service Organization centers around the world, but troops and their families are also getting help with phone calls, emergency grocery money and emotional support programs--all funded with individual and corporate donations. The USO--chartered by Congress but privately financed--was founded in 1941.
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October 17, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bob Hope it wasn't. Entertaining homesick American soldiers overseas is as much a part of American military lore and legend as GI Joe and Hershey bars. And U.S. troops deployed in this barren desert kingdom have been waiting months for their first visit from Hollywood. But when it finally happened Tuesday, the result was so disheartening that comedian Steve Martin offered a public apology--and autographed pictures as consolation prizes.
NEWS
October 23, 1988
Twenty students hurled firebombs at a USO building in Seoul after a brawl between South Koreans and U.S. soldiers, police and news reports said. No injuries were reported and there was no damage. Seoul newspapers said the attack involved 20 slogan-chanting students who hurled about 10 firebombs at the American recreational facility for service personnel and scattered leaflets demanding that the U.S. government apologize for alleged assaults by American soldiers on Koreans.
NEWS
May 31, 1985 | JENNINGS PARROTT
Comedian Bob Hope, hailed for entertaining U.S. troops overseas for 42 years, dedicated the new headquarters of the United Service Organizations in the nation's capital with a salute to the USO as "a symbol of those who care about those who guard our freedom." As the U.S. Army Band played Hope's theme song, "Thanks for the Memories," Defense Secretary Caspar W.
NEWS
September 5, 1988
The commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet has been disciplined and forced to retire because of improprieties involving travel claims and use of government aircraft, the Defense Department said. A Pentagon statement said Vice Adm. Kendall Moranville received a punitive letter of reprimand for the offenses, which the Defense Department did not specify but reportedly involved his allowing a female friend to fly illegally on military aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1987
Fern McConville Shannon, a 51-year San Diego resident who was active in the county's social affairs, died at her home Sunday of liver cancer. She was 91. Mrs. Shannon is survived by two sons, Don, a correspondent in The Times' Washington bureau, and Dean, of Auburn. Mrs. Shannon was president of the San Diego Woman's Club from 1954 to 1955. She then became president of the San Diego County Woman's Republican Club.
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