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case containing Vietnam artifacts
The Vietnam case features Hope’s combat shirt from the 1969 USO tour of Vietnam, bearing insignia of the many units he visited in Southeast Asia that year. Also inside are his white hard hat, decorated with Santa and his sleigh, an orientation packet from Operation Holly ’70, a MIA bracelet he received from a missing soldier’s family, and a papier-mache piñata in his likeness.

[Photograph of the traveling exhibit, Bob Hope: American Patriot, as previously installed at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California.]