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Bob Hope's 1972 Diego Garcia Tour!
Merry Christmas EVERY YEAR to All The Boys and Girls On Diego Garcia!

So... you're fighting a war in the 2000s?  Well, there was another war going on in the 70's.  In 1972,
Bob Hope, the Greatest American Entertainer of All Time, took his time to come out and visit.
Carl "Vig" Villanueva was there, and has kindly provided these pictures...

Kick back, grab a cold one, and let's go back to those thrilling days of yesteryear...

Ladies and Gentlemen, er...
If it's Tuesday, that means we're on Diego Garcia...
er... Gentlemen!
Fresh from an SRO crowd in Da Nang -
Misterrrrrrrr  Bob Hope!
(applause, cheers, whistles)


The very first jet airplane to land on the brand new runway the SEABEES built was this C-141 from Norton AFB, CA, carrying Bob Hope and the Christmas Show!


With Cameras Rolling, the Show heads for downtown along "Interstate 71" along the lagoon side.


Setting Up the Stage.  This location is approximately where the "Short Pier" is today.


See yourself or a buddy or your father in the crowd?  This is the "Cue Card" tower.


Oooo La La!  For guys who haven't seen a woman in months, this was what THEY were waiting for!


Red Foxx and Bob Hope as swabbies, with some able assitants.


Fuzzy gets a kiss from Belinda Green, Miss World, 1972.


The Crane Crowd!
 


This is why front row center seats were so sought after...
 


Farewell!  I'll be back in 1987!  You guys keep my room ready!

Merry Christmas
Diego Garcia!
From the President, Cabinet and Citizens of the PPDRDG!

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