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Just A Normal Day In The Hangar, Then Bryan Cranston Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Shows Up
Actor and director Bryan Cranston, known for his award-winning turn on AMC’s intense crime drama Breaking Bad, made a surprise trip to Germany to visit soldiers stationed at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach on July 24, and he did so in style.
While the visit was part of a tour of U.S. military installations across Europe, the 61-year-old award-winning actor chose to forgo the dog-and-pony show that usually accompanies celebrity appearances when he dropped by the base, according to an Army statement about Cranston’s visit.
"I think if you're fortunate enough to have a busy career, you can sometimes find yourself being insulated from the outside world — from people who live in different parts of the world and have different occupations," Cranston said, before adding that “the factor of meeting military personnel who are doing heroic things, and I'm truly grateful for their service."
We have to commend Cranston from slipping in without the hullabaloo of a highly publicized celebrity visit. After all, what’s more natural than looking up from turning wrenches in a hangar to see fucking Heisenberg climbing into the cockpit of an Apache helicopter?
I'm taking this for a spin, okay?U.S. Army photo
Cranston, who has appeared in more than 50 films and numerous TV shows and films since the 1980’s, from Saving Private Ryan, to playing Hal in Malcolm In The Middle, is perhaps best known for his role as Breaking Bad’s Walter White, an unassuming high school chemistry teacher whose cancer diagnosis sends him careening on towards a future as the meth-peddling drug kingpin Heisenberg.
"I really wanted to do this,” Cranston said, “and I've wanted to do it for a long time.”
Cranston, who visited the base with his wife, had a chance to meet with individual service members, including three female soldiers who discussed the challenges they’ve faced as women in uniform.
“And all three said there’s some tough times to it, but they’re managing, and they feel at times that they have to be stronger to prove themselves, but they’re grateful for the opportunity,” Cranston said in a recent Q&A; interview with the Ansbach Hometown Herald. “They’re learning a lot. They’re developing a sense of independence and confidence, which is huge. They have the security of the job, knowing that they have that — health care, a future — so, they were, by and large, very positive about the whole situation.”
A U.S.S. Manchester, CL-83, hat firmly tucked on his head, John Ronney, pierced the collar of his granddaughter, Jennifer Rooney's new rank during a special pinning ceremony at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune on Sept. 25.
By Rooney's side was his son and Jennifer's father Robert, a Navy veteran. Together, three Navy veterans brought together for military tradition.
"They are the two people who taught me everything I needed to know about the Navy," said Jennifer.
CAMP PENDLETON — The military prosecution of a Coast Guardsman accused of murder began Wednesday with a preliminary hearing at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker, 21, was arrested August 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death of Seaman Ethan Kelch, 19, who served on the same ship as Tucker— the Kodiak, Alaska-based high endurance cutter Douglas Munro.
ANKARA (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Turkey would press on with its offensive into northeastern Syria and "crush the heads of terrorists" if a deal with Washington on the withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from the area were not fully implemented.
Erdogan agreed on Thursday in talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence a five-day pause in the offensive to allow time for the Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a "safe zone" Turkey aims to establish in northeast Syria near the Turkish border.
President Trump stoked confusion Friday by declaring the U.S. has "secured the Oil" in the Middle East amid continued fallout from the Turkish invasion of northern Syria that he enabled by pulling American troops out of the region.
It wasn't immediately clear what the president was talking about, as there were no publicly known developments in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East relating to oil. White House aides did not return requests for comment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. State Department investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state has found no evidence of deliberate mishandling of classified information by department employees.
The investigation, the results of which were released on Friday by Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's office, centered on whether Clinton, who served as the top U.S. diplomat from 2009 to 2013, jeopardized classified information by using a private email server rather than a government one.