NAKHON PHANOM RTAFB
Bob Hope & Ann Margret
1968

by Sgt William R. (Bill) Paddock
56th Security Police Squadron
Dec 1967-Jan 1969

© 2005

The pictures tell it all!
Sgt Paddock, awaiting arrival of Bob Hope and Ann Margret
1- Sgt Paddock prior to Bob Hope's Arrival 1968
Escort Jeeps Bob Hope Show NKP '68
2- Escort Jeeps Bob Hope Show NKP 1968
Sgt Paddock on guard at Escort Jeep
3- Sgt Paddock on guard at Escort Jeep
Sgt Dan Vinson & Sgt Paddock at Escort Jeep
4- Sgt Dan Vinson & Sgt Paddock at Escort Jeep
Bob Hope's C-130 landing NKP, 1968
5- Bob Hope's C-130 landing NKP
Bob Hope (center) on parking ramp NKP, 1968
6- Bob Hope (center) on parking ramp NKP
Bob Hope getting into escort Jeep. 1968
7- Bob Hope getting into escort Jeep.
[The girl in the green dress is Lynne Steiner.  She was one of the Golddiggers. Nancy Bonetti Ray]
Sgt Paddock & Nancy Bonetti at rear of amphitheater. 1968
8- Sgt Paddock & Nancy Bonetti at rear of amphitheater.

Gold Diggers, Nancy Bonetti (center), NKP 1968.
9- Golddiggers, Nancy Bonetti (center).
[The names of all four of us are (L-R) Kathy Brimer, Lezlie Dalton, Nancy Bonetti and Peggy Hansen. Nancy Bonetti Ray]

Miss World from Australia. 1968
Miss World from Australia. NKP, 1968
10- [Photo of singer, Linda Bennett, who was also on the 1968 Bob Hope tour. Nancy Bonetti Ray]
Ann-Margret & Bob Hope. NKP. 1968
11- Ann-Margret & Bob Hope
Bob Hope NKP, 1968.
Bob Hope NKP, NKP, 1968.
12- Bob Hope NKP, 1968
Bob Hope & Gold Diggers NKP '68.
13- Bob Hope & Golddiggers NKP 1968.
[Photo (L-R): Kathy Brimer, Pamela Beth, Debi McFarland, Debbie Thomason, Bob Hope, Susie Lund, Peggy Hansen
(Unfortunately, we lost Debbie Thomason to cancer last year). Nancy Bonetti Ray]


Six of the original group perform today from time to time and several of us get together for reunions every few years.  The reunions are always a great time as we reminisce about our days with the Golddiggers.  I believe that our time entertaining our servicemen is probably one of the most rewarding things we did.

If you are ever interested is seeing what many of us look like today, you may want to look at the website: www.originalgolddiggers.com

The Original Golddiggers

Thank you for remembering us. 

Nancy Bonetti Ray

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