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Dear Bob : Bob Hope s correspondence with GIs at war

For decades comedian Bob Hope was a true war hero to American military stationed overseas, as he entertained the troops with his USO tour. Less-known was the role he played as a correspondent, answering some of the thousands of letters he received from GIs. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Hope s daughter, Linda Hope, and with Martha Bolton, who together compiled a new book of wartime letters, Dear Bob...: Bob Hope s Wartime Correspondence with the GIs of World War II.

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