Yesterday, the news broke that he was personally bankrolling a soldier's college education.
Baldwin was so moved by a March 4 New York Times story about Pvt. Resha Kane's last day with family and friends before going for training to prepare for serving in Iraq that he — not his people — tracked down Kane's mother at a discount store where she works to offer his assistance, his spokesman said.I see one of three possibilities here:
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Hiltzik said the actor would meet the Kane family in Mohave Valley and give them a check, which will be in addition to the $37,000 the Army will give Kane for college. A date for the meeting will be decided next week, he said.
Although Baldwin, 48, has been a vocal critic against the war in Iraq, Hiltzik said supporting the troops who are fighting there is important to the actor.
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Kane, a chemical operations specialist in the Army, said she wants to be a biochemist but is not sure what university she wants to attend once she leaves the military in three years.
- Simple PR stunt
- Baldwin believes John Kerry and Charlie Rangel when they say our soldiers are only in the Army because they're dumb
- A sincere, heartfelt gesture from someone who genuinely supports the troops