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USO in Vietnam

United Service Organization

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform; G.I.’s “home away from home.”

Bob Hope USO Show in Long Binh 1970

Miss America USO Show in 1/9th helicopter hanger at Phuoc Vinh
Susan Anton (3rd from left)

Much of the entertainment in Vietnam was provided by Filipino house bands; they played mainly in EM and Officer clubs.
Photo courtesy of Jordan Green

Photo courtesy of Walker Jones


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Susan Anton

She performed with the Miss America USO Show in Phuoc Vinh

3868417319_5a363be8081 1970 Miss America (Pam Eldrid) with Her Six Runners-up Susan Anton (3rd from left) As I was reading ‘Snake Pilot” by Randy Zahn this morning, I learned something new about the Miss America USO Show that we both attended in a helicopter hanger in Phuoc Vinh. One of the six Miss America Runners-up were Susan Anton before she became famous.4034593870_442e2b7828_m Susan Ellen Anton (born on October 12, 1950 in Oak Glen, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as “Susan Williams” in the various Stop Susan Williams!-related television series and television movies. A 5 ft 11 in. beauty, Susan Anton first experienced fame by winning the Miss California contest in 1969. She was later named one of TIME magazine’s “Most Promising Faces of 1979.” She has also starred in her own variety show, Presenting Susan Anton, and acted in the films Goldengirl, Spring Fever, and Cannonball Run 2. In the early 1990s Susan Anton was well known for dating English film and TV star Dudley Moore with much being made of their height difference (he was 5 ft 2.5 in. or 1.59 m tall)…


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