"In 1965, looking for a way to demonstrate the NFL's support for America's fighting forces in Vietnam, then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle conceived the idea of sending NFL players to Vietnam on "goodwill tours" to visit U.S. troops. The following year the NFL joined forces with the USO and became the first sports organization to send a group of players to Vietnam and other parts of the Far East. From 1966 until the removal of forces in Vietnam in 1973, players spent up to three-and-one-half weeks visiting remote firebases, aircraft carriers, and other installations in Vietnam, Guam, Thailand, and Japan. Since then, active and retired NFL players and coaches have made numerous USO tours visiting troops in such locations as Somalia, Bosnia, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Germany, and Kuwait."
By: NFL - National Football League 10/28/2011 | Press release USO 1967.
Don Meredith, Dallas Cowboys, Quarterback 1960-1968. One of the very best ever to play in my opinion. Who didn't know the name "Dandy Don"?
Dick Bass, Los Angeles Rams, Running Back 1960-1969. Only 5'-9", 205 lbs. Named 3 times to the NFL Pro Bowl. 2-1000 yard seasons: 5417 career rushing yards.
Larry Wilson, St. Louis Cardinals,Free Safety 1960-1972. 8 Pro Bowls, 52 interceptions, NFL Pro Hall of Fame in 1978.
Back of Photo is stamped : Department of the Pentagon,Washington 25,D.C, Further states.....can not be used in commercial advertisments without permission.
Size: 8" X 10"
Item ID: NFLUSO1966
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