Denzel Washington at Brooks Army Medical Center HOAX?

denzelsupportstroopsDENZEL WASHINGTON a true American

Email Hoax Going Round the Net

So this is how the email hoax starts…..

……….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.

The question I have is why does Alec Baldwin, Madonna, Sean Penn and other Hollywood types make front page news with their anti-everything America trash 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.


The urban legend e-mail, which has picked up steam in the past two weeks, claims Washington was so impressed with the Fisher House efforts that he 'pulled out his checkbook on the spot and wrote a check large enough to pay for construction of a new Fisher House at BAMC.The e-mail, which incorrectly refers to the hospital as "Brookes" Army Medical Center, also claims that Washington made the donation because his son is a soldier serving in Iraq.

The problem, according to Fisher House President David Coker, is that while Washington did make a 'sizeable' donation to the program, the e-mail claim is almost entirely bogus.

"Denzel came to visit with the soldiers and Marines being cared for at Brooke Army Medical Center last December 17th," Coker said. "He visited with them and told them how much he respects their service. He also toured one of the two Fisher Houses at Brooke Army Medical Center."

Washington told Coker at the time he would like to make a commitment to support the work of Fisher House.

"Denzel did not take out a checkbook and write a check on the spot,"Coker says. "He seldom carries a check book with him."

Coker said Washington did in fact make a sizeable donation to Fisher House several months after his visit to BAMC. He declined to comment on the size of the donation, but it was not enough to build a new Fisher House. 

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Denzel Washington is a true American and friend to all in uniform!
GOD BLESS YOU DENZEL FOR YOUR PATRIOTISM shame on those who try to make up stories…..

 


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4 Responses to "Denzel Washington at Brooks Army Medical Center HOAX?"

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  2. Sam K  July 6, 2009 at 10:16 am

    So the email is not actually a “hoax.” There are 2 sentences which are not factually correct, apparently (he asked how much it cost to build one of the houses, and he wrote a check for the full amount on the spot). Someone exaggerated the amount of Denzel Washington’s donation, which is here characterized as “sizeable.”

    Therefore, according to this “correction,” the email is “substantially true.” Calling it a “hoax” suggests he didn’t give anything at all.

    I have received the email in question several times, and I have never seen a reference to his son “serving in Iraq.” Looks to me like the critique of the email story has more exaggeration than the original email.

    Washington’s actions are laudable, whatever the amount. The last paragraph of the email is certainly true.

  3. Sam  May 24, 2009 at 6:37 am

    The real ‘shame’ is news editors’ decisions that Mr. Denzel Washington’s support, in its various forms, of our armed forces is not news worthy for their publication. ‘Dog bites man’ mundane but ‘man bites dog’ is news worthy in that it sells copy.

  4. A. Zielinski  May 21, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    So what are we supposed to believe? I think it is admirable that Mr. Washington visited the troops and made a sizeable contribution while there. If someone exaggerated the amount he gave, it is a shame.

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