Hollywood actor Billy Bob Thornton did his part for the American troops in Iraq - by sending them a barrage of baby wipes.

The ex-husband of Tomb Raider beauty Angelina Jolie heard a radio report that the battling servicemen needed baby wipes because they can't always shower.

The screen star and crew on the Texas set of his movie The Alamo went to every store they could get to in there area and bought all the wipes they could.

The truckload of cloth-cleansers was shipped out with an attached note reading, "God bless you! Come back safe... we all support you!"