Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kate Smith: "God Bless America"

I'm a sap for old movies and this clip from one brought back a story I heard at my U.S. Navy ship reunion. In 1965, a year before I came on board, the USS Cogswell (DD-651) was station ship in Hong Kong. That meant she was acting as the U.S. Naval command for the ships in port for about a week.

While the ship was there, some of the officers met and invited Kate Smith on board for dinner and she came. Later, she invited some of the ship's company to an entertainment venue in Hong Kong for a little partying.

At 4:21 of the clip you will see a familar actor.

1 comment:

Susan said...

Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" it is should be sung. Not a dry eye in the house.
When singers today try to jazz it up, it's offensive and disrespectful. The integrity of a patriotic song should remain intact. We don't need The "Queen of Soul" or Rosanne preforming the "Star Spangled Banner" either!
President Reagan wouldn't like it.