June 13, 2005

Denzel supports the troops in his own way

Just got something in the mail that simply warms my heart:

Don't know whether you heard about this but Denzel Washington and his family visited the troups 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

Now that's what you call supporting the troops.

Posted by mhking at June 13, 2005 10:52 PM

This is old news but good news! This is the
main "burn center" for the military. Burns are
very bad in combat. There are medics trained
there at every deployment base. These are instructors teaching other medics to handle burns. I met a guy in Walmart with no uniform
on but Brook 10K run T-shirt and recognized
what he was. Medics and medical facilities
have done much to help soldiers. Look at size
of Fort Hood which is north of Austin off I35. Our medical people have helped a lot of Iraqi citizens without any credit.
James M. Barber

Posted by: James M. Barber at June 13, 2005 11:43 PM

This was an internet hoax.


Posted by: DarkStar at June 14, 2005 05:50 PM

If you read the snopes link above, you'll find that the only aspect of the story that is false is that Denzel wrote a check for the exact amount. He visited, took part in a purple heart ceremony, and made a large donation to the Fisher house foundation. Still good news.

Posted by: buckethead at June 15, 2005 09:16 AM

The check part is a major factor in the story. I provided the link so I know what happened.

Blogs aren't exempt from getting it right.

Posted by: DarkStar at June 15, 2005 06:45 PM
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