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"To the 14,000,000 men and women who have served or are serving in the armed forces of the United States, USO means a billion "touches of home" -- an infinite variety of personal services ranging from the routine provision of writing paper to the convalescent care provided by USO hostesses specially trained to help wounded veterans readjust to civilian life.

Taking stock of these services on its fifth anniversary, USO finds that at its peak of activity, it was serving 1,000,000 people a day in one capacity or another, running up to more than 1,100,000,000 the total served since the organization started, February 4, 1941."

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United Service Organizations, Inc.


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World War 1939-1945, USO, United Service Organizations


Military History | Social History

USO, five years of service: report of the president



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