See how Yellowstone's Cole Hauser assists needy military families.

Cole Hauser is best known as Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone, the rough cowboy who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. (Actually, he probably prefers it that way.)

In real life, Hauser is a husband and father of three with a huge heart of gold. So it's no wonder that one of Hauser's passions (apart from acting) is assisting military families who have suffered a loss.

Hauser is on the charity board of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a non-profit that provides educational assistance to 

the children of slain Special Operations personnel and Medal of Honor recipients. The group gives financial assistance in the form of college

scholarships to these youngsters as well as educational counseling. In a recent interview with CBS News, Hauser revealed more about his thoughts on the foundation's aim.

"I'm a big fan of second chances," Hauser said to CBS News. "When a child loses a family member, it's a huge loss for them,

and the idea that they have a second chance to go and educate themselves is a huge loss for them."

SOWF has grown in popularity and resources over the years, offering over 1,100 scholarships to date.