"Paul Newman - a real American hero, an inspiration to me in much that I have attempted in my adult life. Not so much for the parts he played but for the man that he was. He was one of Hollywood's greatest. He could not only talk the talk on film but more importantly could walk the walk as a private citizen. As a young man he was an American hero who served his country in one of the U.S. Army Air Corps' most dangerous assignments in western Europe. Additionally, his charitable enterprizes have generated 10's of millions for the benefit of hundreds of thousands of underpriviledged Americans. He will be never forgotten, may he rest in peace."