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Bruce Willis does his part for troops: Actor tried to join military, but told he was too old
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 1, 2005 | WorldNetDaily.com

Posted on 11/01/2005 3:25:04 PM PST by freepatriot32

Actor Bruce Willis wanted to serve his country as far back as the Gulf War.

His friends laughed at him, telling him he was too old.

Undaunted, Willis looked into himself – only to find out they were right. He was too old.

So the star of "Die Hard," "The Sixth Sense," "Hostage" and dozens of other movies, did the next best thing.

He traveled to Iraq with his band, the Accelerators, to entertain troops with the USO. He is also planning to join returning troops at Fort Lewis in Washington state Nov. 5.

"The idea of serving my country remained in my mind," Willis says on his blog. "Over the past few years from varying sources – Time Magazine, books, and television – information began coming to my attention on Foster Care; its history and the current crisis of an antiquated system overburdened with 580,000 children who have no voice. Children need to be protected by interstate technology systems that can track placements, education, medical records and protect these children from predators traveling from state to state. I saw Foster Care as a way for me to serve my country in a system by which shining a little bit of light could benefit a great deal by helping kids who were literally wards of the government."

In 2002, Willis was appointed by President Bush as national spokesman for Children in Foster Care.


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I dont know i think this was a mistake on the armys part. I mean the man can take out an entire east german terrorist cell with a 9 mill in his barefeet and a sleeveless t shirt in one night.Give him an m 16, combat boots, and a full uniform and he could have probably taken out the entire iraqi army before noon :-)
1 posted on 11/01/2005 3:25:07 PM PST by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32

Thanks, Bruce, but don't despair--there are plenty of jihadists in Hollywood that need to be taken care of.


2 posted on 11/01/2005 3:27:36 PM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: freepatriot32

He's Republican, I assume? He sure sounds like one.


3 posted on 11/01/2005 3:30:13 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: freepatriot32

He is the best actor in Hollywood.
He can play a wimp or a tough.


4 posted on 11/01/2005 3:31:16 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (I shot an error into the air. It's still going everywhere. R. A. HEINLEIN)
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To: freepatriot32


You have to like Bruce on this...the guy once made an offer of a million dollars to the first soldier to capture Saddam Hussien...when Hussien was still hiding.

Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson...you have to like having these two in your corner...funny thing is...both played cops that carried 9 mils for which they used to dispatch an army of crooks.


5 posted on 11/01/2005 3:31:25 PM PST by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: freepatriot32; Dashing Dasher

Hey, come on. No pictures? Isn't there a rule on Bruce Willis?


6 posted on 11/01/2005 3:35:05 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: manwiththehands

IIRC, Willis became a Republican in large part due to GHWB and his handling of the Gulf War. Willis was also making Die Hard 2 around that time and Fred Thompson was an influence on him as well.


7 posted on 11/01/2005 3:36:17 PM PST by IndyTiger
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To: freepatriot32

Make a good President of the NRA.


8 posted on 11/01/2005 3:36:56 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: freepatriot32

It takes real cojones to say you like the military while depending on Hollywood for a paycheck. Huge bump for Bruce Willis.


9 posted on 11/01/2005 3:40:57 PM PST by winner3000
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To: arasina
Isn't there a rule on Bruce Willis?

If there isn't there should be!

10 posted on 11/01/2005 3:42:56 PM PST by conservative cat
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To: arasina

11 posted on 11/01/2005 3:43:18 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: winner3000

I've seen most of Bruce Willie's movies, since he's one of my favorite actors, but now I'll go out of my way to make sure I see them all. "Welcome to the party, pal!"


12 posted on 11/01/2005 3:43:24 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: freepatriot32

Maybe Ashton Kutcher can go in his place...


13 posted on 11/01/2005 3:47:10 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: arasina

As it happens, I was just reading his web page.

http://www.brucewillis.com

It looks as if he actually writes a lot of the content, instead of hiring some company to do it and just forgetting about it.


14 posted on 11/01/2005 3:48:42 PM PST by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: Hatteras

No. We want to win the war. Or maybe you were thinking that Demi Moore would become a widow and the Willis could get back together again.


15 posted on 11/01/2005 3:52:16 PM PST by daviscupper
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To: manwiththehands

Yes, he is a strong, vocal, Republican and supporter of the troups.


16 posted on 11/01/2005 3:54:52 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: arasina

I tried to join after 9/11 and they told me I was too old also.


Boohiss.


17 posted on 11/01/2005 4:03:44 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: arasina

18 posted on 11/01/2005 4:05:46 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: freepatriot32

Thanks for the post. We need more patriots supporting our troops in the field, just as Bob Hope did.

Bruce Willis could be our next shining example. He makes the Hollywood lefties look the helpless, hopeless whiners that they really are.


19 posted on 11/01/2005 4:05:50 PM PST by wizr (Mentally lame duck.)
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To: daviscupper
It would have been a great ploy to get the young buck off his trail for a few good years.

"C'mon, Ash! You've always been like a son to me... I think we can bring our friendship to a new level. Whaddya say, pardner? You and me, pal! We'll sign up together, it'll be great!"

20 posted on 11/01/2005 4:06:27 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: freepatriot32

bruno


21 posted on 11/01/2005 4:06:53 PM PST by durasell
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To: Dashing Dasher
"I tried to join after 9/11 and they told me I was too old also."

Me, too. I even had prior service. I'm feeling left out.

22 posted on 11/01/2005 4:07:28 PM PST by manwiththehands
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To: freepatriot32

Bruce and Mel Gibson are one of the few Hollywood stars that I would go pay to see their movies. The rest can kiss my "olive drab" Jarhead $ass!


23 posted on 11/01/2005 4:08:46 PM PST by Buffettfan (http://www.swiftvets.com)
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To: Hatteras
Maybe Ashton Kutcher can go in his place...

Bwa-ha-ha!!! As though he could fill Bruce's shoes! Not that we have to worry, we don't hear about Ashton volunteering...

Gotta love Bruce!! Photo courtesy of the JerseyGOP via Google.

24 posted on 11/01/2005 4:19:43 PM PST by fortunecookie
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To: freepatriot32

Good for Mr. Willis! I've always thought he seemed like an awesome guy, the way he carries himself and that. The fact that he tried to join the military and go to Iraq proves he is definitely a different breed than 99% of hollywood. Now I like the movies I have of his even more, and want more that I don't have. 8) Yea Bruce!!! An example of what actors in hollywood USED to be like 60 years ago. People with a spine, who loved America, and were more concerned with its wellbeing and serving it, than what they can get from their movies. Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and many others, definitely Willis is in the mold of those men, not the modern batch of gutless spineless wussies like baldwin, penn, robbins, and the rest.


25 posted on 11/01/2005 4:20:29 PM PST by Allen H (Remember 9-11, God bless our military, Bush, & the USA! A sad ACLU, for a better America!!!)
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To: arasina

If not, there needs to be. He's one of FEW actors I like. And I think he should have been allowed to join up. It would have been good for our country's morale and nice to see Hollywood to pitch another fit ;)


26 posted on 11/01/2005 4:24:03 PM PST by Libertina
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To: freepatriot32

That's what I'm talking about! :)


27 posted on 11/01/2005 4:24:51 PM PST by Libertina
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To: freepatriot32

Out of curiosity, how old is 'too old' to enlist?


28 posted on 11/01/2005 4:29:23 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: bk1000
Can't speak for all, but a National Guard/Reserve recruiter told me that 39 y.o. is the absolute limit. Dunno if that was because of my prior service or not.
29 posted on 11/01/2005 4:37:22 PM PST by thescourged1
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To: freepatriot32

Thanks for posting the pic! OHHHHH YEAH!!!


30 posted on 11/01/2005 4:38:12 PM PST by sneakers
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To: bk1000

The branches vary. For the Army, it's 34 for active duty, 39 for Guard and Reserve. The limits are younger for the other branches, but waivers are sometimes granted.


31 posted on 11/01/2005 4:38:20 PM PST by lesser_satan
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To: bk1000

Last I checked, for navy it was 35 years of age


32 posted on 11/01/2005 4:43:55 PM PST by navygal (Numbers 6:24-26)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I knew I could count on you. :o)


33 posted on 11/01/2005 4:51:36 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

The only problem with Willis is that around every election time, he goes into political hiding. He did not campaign for GWB.


34 posted on 11/01/2005 4:55:11 PM PST by sarasotarepublican (Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.)
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To: arasina; najida; Millee

When you need a beefcake call - it's me, najida and millee --- not the ghostbusters!


35 posted on 11/01/2005 5:25:56 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Yum!

Thank you....think I'll print that out to stick over the bed for a while. ")


36 posted on 11/01/2005 5:27:14 PM PST by najida (I've found the last dragon, now I need to figure out what to do with him.)
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To: najida

Just think of the showering that would need to be done...

37 posted on 11/01/2005 5:28:09 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: Dashing Dasher

Oh my!

Looks like he has a few ouies that need very special attention!


38 posted on 11/01/2005 5:30:50 PM PST by najida (I've found the last dragon, now I need to figure out what to do with him.)
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To: najida

You seem so sympathetic - I bet you could help him.


39 posted on 11/01/2005 5:31:51 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: Dashing Dasher

I have a very big tub,
a LOT of hot water and a very nice bed with really soft sheets.

Really.

Oh, and I may have chicken soup in the kitchen.


40 posted on 11/01/2005 5:33:15 PM PST by najida (I've found the last dragon, now I need to figure out what to do with him.)
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To: najida

I bet he'd like that!


You are so kind.


41 posted on 11/01/2005 5:34:51 PM PST by Dashing Dasher (www.cafepress.com/rwos == for your Republican Women of Substance Gear)
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To: freepatriot32
Classic Bruce Willis, from the movie "The Last Boy Scout" -

Bruce: "May I have a cigarette?"

Bad Guy: (Gives Bruce the cigarette)

Bruce: "Got a light?"

Bad Guy: (About to light Bruce's cigarette, then punches him in the mouth) "Boo-yah!" (Laughs his ass off)

Bruce: "I seem to have misplaced my cigarette. May I have another one?"

Bad Guy: (Has a hint of fear in eyes) "Why sure..."

Bruce: "Ya touch me again, I'll kill ya."

Bad Guy: (Hits him again, laughs, and holds his hand in pain)

Bruce: (Punches out bad guy)....Other bad guy: "He killed him, he knocked his nose through his skull!"

LOLOL

42 posted on 11/01/2005 5:38:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Harmful or Fatal if Swallowed)
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To: All

Conservative actor bump


43 posted on 11/01/2005 9:56:14 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: freepatriot32

Good post thanks

Besides the USO tours, he has sent a ton of Girl Scout cookies over to the guys (and gals) - helps two groups at once.

I have always thought of Bruce as the 'new John Wayne"


44 posted on 11/01/2005 10:19:21 PM PST by ASOC (The result of choosing between the lesser of two evils, in the end, leaves you with, well, evil.)
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To: Hatteras

LOL


45 posted on 11/02/2005 12:12:57 AM PST by daviscupper
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