‘Yellowstone’ Actor Cole Hauser Releases Veterans Day Tribute with Image from Afghanistan Trip

by Will Shepard

Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler on “Yellowstone,” is paying tribute to Veterans across the military. On social media, Hauser thanks everyone who is devoting their lives to protecting American’s freedom.

The “Yellowstone” star offers his sincere gratitude for those who sacrifice everything to keep him safe. And, he mentions a trip he took to see some active military in Afghanistan. Undoubtedly appreciative of the service the men and women of the military provide, Hauser certainly recognizes it in the post.

The 45-year-old actor’s post features several photos that show him with military members. Even though Hauser himself has not served in the military, like the rest of America, he seems ever grateful for what they provide.

As for Hauser’s “Yellowstone” character Rip Wheeler, he is no stranger to armed conflicts. In the Paramount Network series, Wheeler in proves his worth to John Dutton by protecting the owner of the ranch. And in addition, kills a fair number of people in the process.

Hauser Thanks Veterans and Active Duty Servicemen

On the other side, Hauser cannot truly understand what the U.S. troops sacrifice to protect our freedom. But, in short, he offers up his own tribute to honor them with social media posts and work on the ground.

In addition to posting on social media to express his gratitude for those in the armed forces, Hauser is also teaming up with a special organization dedicated to serving veterans. Earlier this week, Hauser revealed that he is working closely with the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to help the truths.

In a heartfelt message, he thanks Special Operations Units.

“Hey, my name is Cole Hauser. You may know me as Rip the character I play on the TV series ‘Yellowstone,’” Hauser said. “President Ronald Regan once said freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

“Every freedom-loving American owes a tremendous debt to our veterans and their families,” he continued. “It is only because of their sacrifice and service that we have the privilege to live in the greatest country on this Earth. I would like to give a special thanks to our special operations and forces who are deployed in dangerous and remote locations around the globe. Routinely placing themselves in harm’s way to execute difficult and critical missions that keep our country safe. And advance the cause of freedom.”