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Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troupes at Brook Army Medical Center, in San Antonio,Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where soldiers that have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the States, especially burn victims. They have buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying in the hospital. BAMC has quite a few of these houses on base but as you can imagine, they are almost completely filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his check book out and wrote a check for the full amount right there on the spot. The soldiers overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the word out to the American public, because it warmed their hearts to hear it.

The question I have is why does Alec Baldwin, Modonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything America crap and this doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the base newspaper in San Antonio.











 

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OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This old E-6 salutes Denzel
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Not to throw a wet blanket on this thread, but he did not whip out his check book and write a check for the full amount.

A few months after his visit he did in fact make a substantial donation to the Fisher House project. So he is still to be admired for his generosity, but the initial rumor was not true.

Check out this link for the full story:

Denzel Washington Donation
 

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It is nice to see people from Hollywood do these kind acts. Sean Penn used to be one of my favorite actors he now is just a raging,whining ****bag. More celebs shold follow Denzel's lead or they should just shut up. That is just my 2 cents.
 

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As John77 told it is the same way I heard it. However my understanding (via radio news report) was that he verbally committed the funds during the visit.

But either way kt is right, the wrong A-holes get "front page coverage" when supporters and acts like Washington's goes to the back page in a little blurb. Unless the Baldwin's and Madonna's are going to run for an office, they should simply shut their mouths and show support for our troops.

My wife and I always but heads about Bush v. Kerry, but she without a doubt supports the troops.

ALWAYS support the troops regardless of your politcal views! Its your right, freedom of speech, to protest and say "Bush sucks" (if you feel that way). But to not support the troops because you don't agree with bush is just down right unpatriotic and disgraceful. :evil:
 

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The info I got was from an email from my fathers boss who is a Retired Lt. Col. Sorry if the info was wrong, I'll tell Jack.
 
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