De Niro's Military Service

02/01/1999 at 12:00 AM EST

Robert De Niro caused a stir when he showed up for the latest U.S. Army Ranger School graduation at Fort Benning, Ga., reports the Associated Press. The Academy Award winner was escorted on the post by Capt. Todd Bearden, the son of one of De Niro's friends. Louis Solis, a sergeant who told the actor about a soldier's typical combat environment, said that while he visited with De Niro, a Ranger approached the actor and said, "You are my hero." According to Solis, De Niro replied: "You've got that all wrong. You are my hero."

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