Bradley Cooper surprises wounded troops at 'American Sniper' screening

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Bradley Cooper Surprises Wounded Troops At 'American Sniper' Screening


Bradley Cooper took some time out of his very busy schedule to meet with troops, many of which could have experienced similar things that he re-enacted in American Sniper.

The Oscar-nominated actor surprised about 260 wounded service members and medical center staff at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas following a screening of the film.

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He spent time visiting injured patients, speaking one-on-one with soldiers and staff, signing autographs and handing out posters and t-shirts.

The 40-year-old actor was joined by Wayne Kyle, the father of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle who Brad portrayed in the film. And the two were accompanied by veterans Jacob Schick and Brian Anderson, both of whom appeared in American Sniper.

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Bradley answered questions from the audience following the screening and, according to the medical center, a tearful Marine offered the actor his thanks.

"I feel like you are one of my brothers, I think you did really well and I just want to say Thank you."

Moved by the experience, the actor said, "You have done so much for all the vets, it's the least we could do is come here and meet you guys."

Watch the above video to see more from Bradley's visit.

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