Located in Arlington, Virginia, “The United Service Organizations Inc.” provides live entertainment and other services to members of the United States military and their families around the world, using only donations from corporations and individual donors. It is not a government agency however it is congressionally-chartered working in partnership with the Department of Defense. Since 1941 the organization, a nonprofit, chartered charitable corporation has presented upbeat live performances called “Camp Shows” with some of these actually held in combat zones. With its motto being “Until everyone comes home,” it is estimated that the USO has served more than 35 million Americans over the years.
Photo Caption: USO Show Vietnam 1968 Terrie Frankel, Sara Sue, 3 Soldiers, Jennie Frankel
Captain Hank Bracker, who served with the U.S. Military Intelligence Corps, is the author of the multi-award winning book, “The Exciting Story of Cuba” has now written “Suppressed I Rise.” This book is for anyone interested in a very personal human view, of the history of World War II. A mother’s attempt to protect and raise her two young daughters in hostile NAZI Germany challenges her sensibilities and resourcefulness. Both books will be at the NYC Book Exhibit this summer between May 31st & June 2nd at the Jacob Javits Center, but are presently available at Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com, BooksAMillion.com and many Independent Book Stores.