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This week we marked the passing of iconic singer and actress Lena Horne, who also toured extensively with the USO during WWII on the West Coast and in the South. She also appeared on the Armed Forces Radio Service programs Jubilee, G.I. Journal, and Command Performances. We thank her for her service and her support of our Troops!
Every day, America’s service members selflessly put their lives on the line to keep us safe and free. Please take a moment to let our troops know how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice.
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May 31, 2023
USO Camp Shows, D-Day and Entertaining Troops on the European Front Lines in WWII
USO Camp Shows, Inc., a subsidiary of the USO, was tasked with providing live entertainment to troops during World War II. From the moment the U.S. entered the war — to D-Day, VE Day and beyond — USO performers gave over 420,000 performances for 130+ million service member attendees.