Saturday, December 01, 2007

Guantanamo Bay

Honorary Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant, who traveled with Bob Hope for decades on Christmastime tours, says this year's trip to visit U.S. troops will be his last.

Actors Stefanie Powers, Kate Linder and Karri Turner, as well as some Victoria's Secret models, were accompanying Grant to Guantanamo Bay, where he was to be the grand marshal for Saturday's holiday parade on the military base.

Grant has been slowing down as he approaches his 85th birthday, and the Guantanamo trip for the United Service Organizations will reluctantly be his last.

"It will be a bittersweet trip for me," he said. "The USO and military have been a big part of my life, ever since WWII, when as a GI, I emceed a show and introduced Bob Hope."