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    I found this billeting list while browsing the Vietnam documents on the National Archives website. It lists the members of Bob Hope's troupe during his Christmas 1970 tour of Vietnam. This list doesn't say where the Brawan Hotel was, but there is a (Grand Hyatt) Brawan Hotel today in Bangkok, Thailand, a likely staging spot for the Bob Hope tour. The musicians in Les Brown's "Band of Renown" are not listed. Handwritten against the last three names on the original list is the note "Ding-a-lings," whatever that means.

After Action Report for OPERATION HOLLY- Bob Hope Christmas Tours
Brawan Hotel
Billeting
Bob Hope Christmas Tour 1970
        ROOM
1. BOB HOPE   SUITE 490
2. LES BROWN   LARGE BEDROOM 494
3. JOHNNY BENCH   LARGE BEDROOM 401
4. URSULA ANDRESS (TBA)   LARGE BEDROOM 402
5. GLORIA LORING   LARGE BEDROOM 403
6. LOLA FALANA   LARGE BEDROOM 404
7. MISS BOBBI MARTIN   LARGE BEDROOM 405
8. MISS WORLD 1971
JENNIFER HOSTEN
  LARGE BEDROOM 406
9. PAULINE ANTONY GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 407
10. ROSETTA COX GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 407
11. WANDA BAILEY GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 408
12. SUSAN LUND GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 408
13. PAULA CINKO GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 409
14. LIZ KELLEY GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 409
15. MICHELLE DELLA FAVE GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 410
16. JACKIE CHIDSEY (MISS) GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 410
17. TARA LEIGH GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 411
18. PAT MICKEY (MISS) GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 411
19. JANICE WHITBY GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 430
20. MARILYN O'LEARY GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 430
21. FRANCIE MENDENHALL GOLDDIGGER DOUBLE ROOM 431

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