“Chuck Norris once roundhouse kicked someone so hard that his foot broke the speed of light, went back in time, and killed Amelia Earhart while she was flying over the Pacific Ocean.” (From “100 Chuck Norris Facts“)
An article caught my eye the other day. It was titled, “Visiting Maj. Nidal Hasan’s Hospital.”
The author? Chuck Norris.
This intrigued me. It’s an excellent story about his visit to West Point and Brooke Army Medical Center (in San Antonio) after the tragic attack at Ft. Hood.
As I did a little research, my interest increased. Did you know he is an Air Force veteran? He served in security duty in South Korea in the early 60s (which is where he first learned martial arts). He has been a spokesperson for the Department of Veteran Affairs, United Way and the Make a Wish Foundation, and has visited several VA and active duty military hospitals around the country. He was awarded the Veteran of the Year award by the Veterans Foundation in 2001.
According to his official website, despite the fame he has achieved on the big screen and on TV, he would like to be remembered as a humanitarian.
Chuck Norris – more than just a guy with a killer roundhouse kick.