You Just Had to be There by Michael Francis Trochan

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Bob’s loyalty to the Troops was at the highest level. He went where the Troops were and if there was a war going on, Bob became more determined to see us.

Bob was like one of us. He was breathing the same air that we were breathing and that mattered.

Bob made the Troops the stars, the audience was the Show.

Bob’s U.S.O. Christmas Shows with the Troops had meaning and is now History.

The spirit and the memories of it all should live forever!

I wrote about my particular set of circumstances: leading up to the Show, at the Show and then after the Show.


I have been watching The Bob Hope United Service Organizations (U.S.O.) Christmas Shows with the Troops with my family, since I was about 4 years old. I enjoyed watching the Troops in the audience laughing, having a good time, getting together.

The Troops were my Heroes, my Stars. I thought that maybe when I grew up; that one day, I would be in the audience of one of Bob’s Christmas Shows.

It was inspirational for me to see and hear the people singing Silent Night together at the end of the Show.

The Memories Are Priceless!

Like we still talk about “Remember The Alamo”, I think we should say,
Remember The Bob Hope Christmas Show, because it was important.
It brought us together!

I thank my Lord, Jesus Christ, for helping me get to
The Bob Hope Christmas Show and in writing this book.

At The Bob Hope Christmas Show: the sights, the sounds, living through the moment of it all was the best.

Bob, Thanks For The Memories!


About Michael Francis Trochan

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Published October 26, 2005 by Trafford Publishing. 78 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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