Department Of Defense honors Robin Williams


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By now the entire world has been shocked by the death of Robin Williams.  Besides being an actor and comedian, Williams was a philanthropist and extremely generous with his time.  For decades he visited American troops overseas to perform for them, without publicizing these acts because he did not seek acclaim or applause.  Below is the release from the DoD:

Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the Passing of Robin Williams

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.

 

A clip of Robin Williams with the troops:


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