What a great man. What a true American. I miss him.
I was privileged to get to see one of his tours while I was in S.E. Asia. I will never forget it.
A 1997 act of Congress signed by President Clinton named Hope an "Honorary Veteran." He remarked, "I've been given many awards in my lifetime — but to be numbered among the men and women I admire most — is the greatest honor I have ever received."