WWII http://www.kplu.org en WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar http://www.kplu.org/post/wwii-canteen-girl-kept-troops-company-afar American service members have long spent holidays in dangerous places, far from family. These days, home is a video chat or Skype call away. But during World War II, packages, letters and radio programs bridged the lonely gaps. For 15 minutes every week, "Canteen Girl" Phyllis Jeanne Creore spoke and sang to the troops and their loved ones on NBC radio.<p>Her Christmas shows were morale boosters. America must "use more sentiment and less tinsel, and that's the way it should be," she told her listeners during one wartime Christmas broadcast. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:48:31 +0000 Susan Stamberg 7403 at http://www.kplu.org WWII 'Canteen Girl' Kept Troops Company From Afar