Letters to the Web
Bill Robbins (Alpha CO 55-56) passed away in September 2005 He was company guidon bearer.1956,He volunteered many hours for the USO shows in the far East,as a stand up comic,he was well liked in the Company and was my dear friend ,He suffered a stroke while waiting to perform on stage in stand up comedy on Long Island,He also had a talk show on cable T.V. with his daughter Susan. John Richardson
My good friend and best buddy at the siege of Khe Sanh, Vietnam, Charles "Chuck" McCormick, passed away New Year's Eve. I've been ill so just heard about it from his widow. He went quietly in his sleep; no suffering.
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 above story is almost TRUE! Per
http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/denzel.asp Denzel did visit, and did
make a Contribution later to the project. Good job Denzel!