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Posted: 2/8/2006 10:21:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2006 10:22:30 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Ok, first I hope this isn't a dupe, I did check.

Second, yes I DO KNOW about the greatly exaggerated version on Snopes.

But if you check Snopes it is TRUE that Denzel Washington visited Brooke Army Medical Center and made a substantial donation to the Fisher House Foundation. And I think that is cool.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp



The part that is NOT true is that he whipped out his checkbook and "wrote a check out for the full amount (for a new Fisher House) right there on the spot"

Here is the exaggerated email...

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 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.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:23:40 AM EDT
Dupe.
Look at Snopes.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:02:01 AM EDT
Not exactly a very recent dupe.
But you should know better after 30K+ posts to check out Snopes, first.
We really need a "read count".
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:13:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SJSAMPLE:
Not exactly a very recent dupe.
But you should know better after 30K+ posts to check out Snopes, first.
We really need a "read count".



For BOTH of you.

From MY post...

Second, yes I DO KNOW about the greatly exaggerated version on Snopes.

But if you check Snopes it is TRUE that Denzel Washington visited Brooke Army Medical Center and made a substantial donation to the Fisher House Foundation. And I think that is cool.

You guys get an "F" in reading.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:21:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:
Dupe.
Look at Snopes.




Ummm, did you read what he said in the first & second lines?
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