I have to agree with all the great comments about the Bob Hope USO Christmas shows. I had the honor to see his show aboard the flight deck of the USS Shangri-La (CVA 38) in 1963. We were anchored in the bay of Naples, Italy. I celebrated my 21st birthday that year on the flight deck standing guard duty on the "Ready Bombers". The Crusaders had nukes strapped to their bellies and I got to spend the night of my birthday looking across the bay at Naples. I didn't get to go ashore for my birthday, but I did get ashore the next evening, Christmas day, 1963… Old memories.