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Public Law No: 105-67 (10/30/1997)

[105th Congress Public Law 67]
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Public Law 105-67
105th Congress

                            Joint Resolution

   To confer status as an honorary veteran of the United States Armed 
Forces on Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope. <<NOTE: Oct. 30, 1997 -  [H.J. Res. 

Whereas the United States has never before conferred status as an 
    honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces on an individual, 
    and such status is and should remain an extraordinary honor not 
    lightly conferred nor frequently granted;
Whereas the lifetime of accomplishments and service of Leslie Townes 
    (Bob) Hope on behalf of United States military servicemembers fully 
    justifies the conferring of such status;
Whereas Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope is himself not a veteran, having 
    attempted to enlist in the Armed Forces to serve his country during 
    World War II, but being informed that the greatest service he could 
    provide the Nation was as a civilian entertainer for the troops;
Whereas during, World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and 
    the Persian Gulf War and throughout the Cold War, Bob Hope traveled 
    to visit and entertain millions of United States servicemembers in 
    numerous countries, on ships at sea, and in combat zones ashore;
Whereas Bob Hope has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the 
    Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Distinguished Service Medal of 
    each of the branches of the Armed Forces, and more than 100 
    citations and awards from national veterans service organizations 
    and civic and humanitarian organizations; and
Whereas Bob Hope has given unselfishly of his time for over a half 
    century to be with United States servicemembers on foreign shores, 
    working tirelessly to bring a spirit of humor and cheer to millions 
    of servicemembers during their loneliest moments, and thereby 
    extending for the American people a touch of home away from home: 
    Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress--
            (1) extends its gratitude, on behalf of the American people, 
        to Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope for his lifetime of accomplishments 
        and service on behalf of United States military servicemembers; 
            (2) confers upon Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope the status of an 
        honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

    Approved October 30, 1997.


HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-109 (Comm. on Veterans' Affairs).
            June 3, considered and passed House.
            Sept. 9, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 30, Presidential statement.


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