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The United Service Organizations, known simply as the USO, was established in 1941 as the country was about to enter WWII. During the dozens of years, the non-governmental organization provide entertainment and recreation to men and women who have fought on the front lines. The big movie stars, pop singers, sports stars plunged into the "glorious" mission, creating a US style propaganda team.  .

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It all started in 1941 in response to a request from President Franklin D Roosevelt who determined that private organizations could best handle on-leave recreattion for the fast growing US armed forces. Its slogan is "Until Everyone comes home". Pictured in 1944, Cincinnati, Ohio, a group of USO female workers fill, pack, and check more than 300 parcels which will be sent to military service personnel overseas.

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Pictured on December 31, 1944, U.S. soldiers watch the USO show in the rain.

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USO has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense, and although chartered by US Congress, it is a voluntary, civilian and non-government organization. Up to now, USO has 160 centers located in 14 countries and 27 states in the United States. Pictured December 31, 1944, USO members of the women choir take a rest in the aircraft cabin.

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Pictured in 1951, five dancing girls welcome soldiers back home.

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Marilyn Monroe entertaining US troops just after the Korean War (Korea, 1954)

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