Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ann-Margret Awarded Patriot Of The Year Award, Mobile, AL

Ann-Margret, actress, singer, performer, USO cheerleader to troops overseas, especially during the Vietnam era, is being honored in Mobile, AL today at Fort Whiting.  She is being awarded the Patriot of The Year.  Not only that, she is the Grand Marshal for the Veteran's Day parade in downtown Mobile.

Nothing to do with KAAY, however, engineer Dave Montgomery (and others) come to mind, who served in Vietnam.  Dave, did you ever take in a show where Ann-Margret performed?

Dave replied: "No, did not see Ann-Margret, but I DID see Bob Hope's USO Show at Tan-Son-Nhut Air Base, his last Vietnam tour, Christmas 1972. Got one of the worst sunburns I ever had, but it was worth it.


Ann-Margret is in this video (just for a second or two- looks like she's standing behind Santa Claus one time!) of Bob Hope's last USO show, 1972- sent along by Dave M.:

Kudos to Ann-Margret for all her efforts in cheering up our servicemen!

Bud S. (

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