Who did the most USO tours?
- Hope was one of the first major stars to join the USO in entertaining the troops during World War II, but he soon became the organization’s most iconic USO tour veteran.
What are USO entertainers? (USO) is an American nonprofit-charitable corporation that provides live entertainment, such as comedians, actors and musicians, social facilities, and other programs to members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
Do USO performers get paid? The cost of the celebrity tours has always been paid by a combination of taxpayer dollars and private donations. In addition to expenses, the entertainers are paid $50 a day, about the same as an Army private first class.
Does the USO still entertain the troops? Since 1941, the USO has delivered live shows and some of the world’s best entertainers right to the front lines, boosting service members’ morale and assuring them that no matter where they are in the world, they are not forgotten.