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Thanks for the memories

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen around the world mourn the loss of Bob Hope, the only American ever to be made an honorary Veteran of America's Armed Forces. He was 100. In this photo, Hope entertains the troops with a 10-minute monologue in 1990 after a ceremony to rename the Thunderbird Theater here as the Bob Hope Performing Arts Center. The ceremony honored Hope's 50 years of entertaining American armed forces around the world. Hope called the troops his "best friends" and made it his mission to be with them wherever they served, regardless of distance or danger. His final tour, at age 90, took him to the Persian Gulf and the men and women of Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael J. Haggerty)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Michael J. Haggerty
VIRIN: 030728-F-0000G-001.JPG
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