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

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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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 ( == 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!"


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


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