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On a recent visit to the Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where injured soldiers are evacuated to, particularly burn victims, Hollywood star Denzel Washington was escorted through one of the base housing's hotel-like homes, where soldier's relatives and families stay for little or no cost, while their sons and daughter's are recuperating. Impressed, Washington inquired what one of those type of buildings at BAMC would cost new to build, and when told the cost, immediately wrote a check for the entire purchase price to construct a brand new home on the base, which has several of them, usually always filled to capacity. His generosity however, got hardly any publicity that I am aware of.

While most of America is enthralled with the antics of the Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise-type foolishness and law breaking and drug use, this patriotic gesture from one of Hollywood's most famous stars apparently has gone completely unnoticed. Hard to figure, a Lohan lasts about 72-hours outside of jail before being sent back in a 5th or 7th or 10th straight time for drunkenness and drug use, and the paparazzi and Entertainment Tonight automatically blasts it out as "news" but the generous gift of Denzel? That goes unreported. Even the President didn't take notice of it....Stan
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I read about that awhile back. Class act that guy.
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On a recent visit to the Brooks Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where injured soldiers are evacuated to, particularly burn victims, Hollywood star Denzel Washington was escorted through one of the base housing's hotel-like homes, where soldier's relatives and families stay for little or no cost, while their sons and daughter's are recuperating. Impressed, Washington inquired what one of those type of buildings at BAMC would cost new to build, and when told the cost, immediately wrote a check for the entire purchase price to construct a brand new home on the base, which has several of them, usually always filled to capacity. His generosity however, got hardly any publicity that I am aware of.

While most of America is enthralled with the antics of the Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise-type foolishness and law breaking and drug use, this patriotic gesture from one of Hollywood's most famous stars apparently has gone completely unnoticed. Hard to figure, a Lohan lasts about 72-hours outside of jail before being sent back in a 5th or 7th or 10th straight time for drunkenness and drug use, and the paparazzi and Entertainment Tonight automatically blasts it out as "news" but the generous gift of Denzel? That goes unreported. Even the President didn't take notice of it....Stan
I'd be willing to wager that there are a lot of unreported instances of very rich people giving willingly and generously. Most of the folks I know who have that kind of mioney try to keep their generosity pretty quiet. The ones who make a big deal out of it are the exceptions and usually learn pretty quickly that when you make big deal about your giving, then you start getting inundated with requests.
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This actually occurred in 2004 and while he did make a sizable donation several months later, it did not pay for the whole building.
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