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Bob Hope is inducted into Minuteman hall

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Bob Hope was inducted posthumously into the Reserve Officers Association Minuteman Hall of Fame for his 50 years of entertaining military troops overseas.

Hope's son, Kelly, accepted the award at Saturday's banquet in Los Angeles, saying his famous father took his show on the road to thank the troops for their efforts in defending freedom.

Hope's traditional Christmas tours began in 1948, when he went to Berlin to entertain soldiers. His last visit was during Operation Desert Shield in 1990.

Other famous honorees include President Bush and former presidents John F. Kennedy and Harry S. Truman.

A recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Medal of Freedom from President Lyndon Johnson, Hope received an honorary knighthood in England, his native country, in 1998.

Hope died July 28 at 100.