Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Robin a ‘True Friend’ of the Troops

Certainly 'Not' a FOX/Rush, and greater majority served, patriotic?, 'Poser Patriot'!! As the FOX and Rush, and their many parrots, have been showing their true colors since Robin's death!!

Hagel Praises Williams as ‘True Friend’ of Troops
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel saluted actor and comedian Robin Williams, who’d passed away yesterday at age 63, for his steadfast support of U.S. troops and veterans over the years.

In a statement issued yesterday, Hagel noted that Williams had toured with the USO to entertain overseas-deployed U.S. forces and supported efforts to assist veterans.

Hagel’s statement reads as follows:

“The entire Department of Defense community mourns the loss of Robin Williams. Robin was a gifted actor and comedian, but he was also a true friend and supporter of our troops. From entertaining thousands of service men and women in war zones, to his philanthropy that helped veterans struggling with hidden wounds of war, he was a loyal and compassionate advocate for all who serve this nation in uniform. He will be dearly missed by the men and women of DoD -- so many of whom were personally touched by his humor and generosity.”

Rest In Peace Robin, your life long battles caught up to you. You knew what those battles were, you understood with them what many who serve suffer from as to their service especially in war theaters, and fought valiantly by bringing more then just your one of a kind humor about to us all, even the drama's you portrayed sent messages covering many issues in human nature, RIP!!

Journalist Recalls Travels With Robin Williams
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 – U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams yesterday.

Williams made multiple USO tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait and other bases in Southwest Asia to give soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and DoD civilians a little taste of home.

It was my privilege to accompany him on many of those tours, and I can attest that he truly loved doing what he was doing and the people he was doing it for.

There really was no difference between Robin on stage and Robin behind the scenes.

On the first trip with Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the plane stopped at Shannon Airport, Ireland, to refuel. He got off the plane into the midst of about 150 National Guardsmen going home. Robin shook every hand, posed for every picture and ensured the Guardsmen knew he appreciated their sacrifices.

That was Robin.

Remembering Robin Williams
August 12, 2014 - The sudden death of Robin Williams has left the world without an acting genius. Williams was able to bring characters of all kinds to life not just for a few hours on the screen; he was able to make them stay permanently in his audience’s memory.

Through these characters, Williams was able to elevate social issues in movies in a way that few actors can. To honor the man, Think Progress assembled a list of seven such issues Williams touched in his films. We give you an excerpt below: read more>>>

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