Monday, February 08, 2010

Denzel Washington - American!

Two Leo Men Bob Hylard and Paul Somers passed along this great story about a great American - Denzel Washington:

Denzel Washington, and Brooks Army Medical Center

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 who have been evacuated from Germany come to be hospitalized in the United States , especially burn victims. There are some 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 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 checkbook 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.
My question is: why do celebritty goofballs Brad Pitt, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff-a -Nutters make front page news with their ridiculous antics and Denzel Washington's Patriotism doesn't even make page 3 in the Metro section of any newspaper except the Local newspaper in San Antonio ?


BillyFish said...

Denzel once asked J.C. Watts. If he would introduce him to W. Watts told him he wouldn't, because he would never work in Hollywood again.

Publia said...

This story, 5 years old, is about equal parts Blarney and truth. See
It's still a good story.