MartiniPundit

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Bravo Denzel!

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We all have favorite actors, and most of the time I pay no attention to their politics. A cursory glance over this blog should be enough to show that my views differ starkly from most of what one hears out of Hollywood. Now, I don’t know what Denzel Washington’s politics are, nor do I care. I do believe he’s one of the finest actors in the business, and I almost always enjoy his performances. But his visit to an army hospital in Texas gains him unqualified bravoes. A friend e-mails:

Don’t know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troops 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.

Let Hanoi Jihad Jane do her book bus tour. Denzel’s the real hero.

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Written by martinipundit

July 27, 2005 at 10:33 am

Posted in GWOT

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