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  • Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US

    09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    US Marines.mil ^ | 30 August 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack
    Well known for his portrayal of “Lt. Dan” in “Forrest Gump,” actor and musician Gary Sinise was named an honorary U.S. Marine during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday, according to a statement released by the U.S. Marine Corps website. “This was one of the most extraordinary nights,” Sinise said in the statement. “I was totally surprised by what the general gave me tonight. I’m humbled, shocked, moved and motivated to keep standing up for our men and women and giving back to them.” Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps’ commandant, hosted the ceremony at his home at...
  • Actor Gary Sinise as ‘the new Bob Hope’

    10/20/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    North County Times ^ | October 20, 2012 | Gretel C. Kovach
    Advocate for wounded troops performing at Naval Medical Center San DiegoSome of actor Gary Sinise’s most memorable roles have been public servants injured in the line of fire who found solace in the healing power of relationships. As Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” he played an angry Vietnam War veteran whose friendship with the title character helps him make peace with life as a double amputee. In the television series “CSI: NY,” Sinise is a police detective who leans on his girlfriend to recover from a gunshot wound. His interactions with real-life men and women on the...
  • Silver Star Families of America honors actor Gary Sinise for support of wounded and ill veterans

    07/25/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 13 replies
    CLEVER, MO—July 6, 2012—The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) proudly announces the 2012 recipient of the prestigious SSFOA Commendation Award—actor and musician Gary Sinise.
  • Sinise giving back to Virginia hero at M'ville

    03/27/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies
    nascar.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Joe Menzer
    These smart homes that we're building are specifically designed to fit the needs of these wounded warriors. ... So we're going to build J.B. one of these homes, and obviously we have to have the money to do that. My part of the partnership here is raising awareness and funds, and I do that partially through a concert in the town or city that the wounded warrior is from and wants to live in. So we'll be coming to Martinsville the night before the race and doing a concert at the high school, which was one of the biggest places...
  • Gary Sinise: An American Hero

    02/26/2012 12:53:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2012 | Matthew S. Harrison
    I'd like to tell you about an American hero I know: Gary Sinise. Gary, as you know (unless you live under a rock), played Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump and currently stars in CSI New York. He boasts too many other award-winning roles on stage and screen to list. What you probably don't know is how much time, energy, and money Gary spends to serve our troops, both active-duty and veterans, and their families. I first saw Gary perform in the basement of a Catholic church in Highland Park, IL about a million years ago. The lighting was rotten and...
  • How 9/11 Changed My Life (Gary Sinise)

    09/11/2011 7:13:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Gary Sinise
    There’s a memorial in Brooklyn that honors all the first responders that were killed on Sept. 11 called the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance. There are 417 faces of first responders that were lost that day. Back in 2006, they had completed about one-third of that memorial and they ran out of money. A firefighter friend of mine took me out to see it and I offered to try and help them raise the additional money to complete the memorial. They liked that idea, so we put a concert together at Brooklyn College where my band, Lieutenant Dan Band, played, and...
  • Gary Sinise in the Dragon Lady (did he just fly it at 70,000'?

    06/13/2011 10:29:29 AM PDT · by hamboy · 21 replies
    Strategy Page Photos ^ | 6/12/2011 | Strategy Page Photos
    MILITARY PHOTOS2009 Military Photo Index   2008 Military Photo Index   2007 Military Photo Index   2006 Military Photo Index   2005 Military Photo Index Gary Sinise in the Dragon Lady Posted 6/12/2011 Gary Sinise looks out the cockpit window of a U-2 Dragon Lady June 8, 2011, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., after returning from a high flight at 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown)
  • Gary Sinise should be on a National ticket in 2012

    02/06/2011 12:07:38 PM PST · by WellyP · 57 replies
    WellyP | 6 Feb. 2012 | WellyP
    Just a single thought after listing to Mr. Sinise's presentation at Pres. Reagan's 100th Birthday Party: Gary Sinise cares deepy about this country.
  • Video: Gary Sinise Proves That "Hollywood Patriot" Is Not An Oxymoron

    08/09/2010 3:32:38 PM PDT · by careyb · 5 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 8/9/10 | Gary Sinise
    Standing up for voting rights for our heroes.
  • The G.I. Film Festival and Gary Sinise: Supporting Our Troops

    10/04/2009 9:33:20 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 18 replies · 722+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10-04-09 | Frank DeMartini
    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the GI Film Festival at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The Festival took place in one day and showed films that portray American enlisted men and women in a favorable light as opposed to the usual Hollywood fare. This festival was an offshoot of the main GI Film Festival which takes place in May every year in Washington D.C. The main event lasts seven days and includes showings of approximately 50 films. This was a one day shortened version in which the crème of the crop were exhibited. You can...
  • Join Cindy McCain and Gary Sinise for a Memorial Day Screening of Brothers At War

    05/22/2009 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,314+ views
    http://brothersatwarmovie.com ^ | May 22,2009 | Jake Rademacher
      To view this email as a web page, go here.         Brothers At War continues to add new theaters and host special screenings thanks to all of our terrific supporters. Brothers At War will open in: 5/22/09 - Peoria, Ill. at the Peoria Cinema 125/29/09 - Carlisle, Pa. at the Carlisle Theatre6/5/09 - in Palm Springs, Calif. at the Camelot Theater 3 Additionally, one-night showings will also be held in Shreveport, La. and Oakdale, Minn. on May 28, 2009. On Memorial Day, May 25, please join Cindy McCain, Executive Producer Gary Sinise, Director Jake Rademacher,...
  • Brothers at War (movie

    05/17/2009 1:51:05 PM PDT · by saganite · 1 replies · 329+ views
    BROTHERS AT WAR is an intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time.  Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jake’s exploits as he risks everything—including his life—to tell his brothers’ story.  Often humorous, but sometimes downright lethal, BROTHERS AT WAR is a remarkable journey where Jake embeds with four combat units in Iraq. Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper "Hide Sites" in the Sunni Triangle,...
  • We're missing the point. ("Sinise for Senate")

    01/12/2009 6:02:14 PM PST · by publius321 · 26 replies · 782+ views
    In past discussions of potential IL senatorial candidates, I've read some acrimonious responses about how terrible it is that some have proposed -"celebrities" - like Coach Mike Ditka or Illinois native Gary Sinise as potentially great candidates. I too have usually been skeptical of celebrities wanting to turn politician (aside from Reagan). Yes Arnold is a phony, useless RINO. Yes, Ventura is a kook. However, many have jumped to conclusions about those posts suggesting that we "draft" actor Gary Sinise for the Republican nomination for the IL Senate seat in 2010 - for example. http://www.SiniseForSenate.com There is an ENORMOUS difference...
  • "Draft" Gary Sinise for United States Senate (R-Illinois)

    01/12/2009 3:08:34 AM PST · by publius321 · 25 replies · 937+ views
    I have received a considerable number of responses to my "Draft" Mike Ditka for US Senate petition suggesting that Illinois' own Gary Sinise would be a great candidate for Senate. I cannot disagree. Mr. Sinise has demonstrated great leadership and altruism as a citizen. Therefore I have generated a petition to draft Mr. Sinise as well. Perhaps one of them will step up to the plate when the primary season comes around. It is never too early to get started on a grass roots campaign. There's an online petition to encourage or "draft" Mr. Sinise (a/k/a "Lt. Dan" from Forrest...
  • 'On the Road in Iraq With Our Troops and Gary Sinise' - FNC, Sat., 1-10-09

    01/09/2009 10:45:43 AM PST · by STARWISE · 51 replies · 3,379+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-9-09
    In this exclusive FOX News documentary, actor and activist Gary Sinise shares the "on the road" experiences he had last summer in Iraq while visiting American troops. Some 25 hours of his adventure was captured verite style with a handheld camera. Sinise does his best to meet his goal of what he says is "5000 handshakes, 2000 miles in seven days." The personal footage captures heartfelt meetings between Sinise and the troops in Kuwait and the Iraqi cities of Al Qaim, Al Asad, Ramadi and Baghdad.
  • Gary Sinise for US Senate???

    01/10/2009 11:52:10 AM PST · by publius321 · 47 replies · 1,837+ views
    "Draft" Gary Sinise for United States Senate (R-Illinois). Apparently "Lt. Dan" is from Illinois! There's a petition at the site to urge him to run in 2010.
  • Sinise: A man for all services

    12/15/2008 7:36:31 PM PST · by FoxInSocks · 51 replies · 2,158+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2008 | Andrew Breitbart
    Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans like Gary Sinise. There is no close second. And quietly, as is in his nature, he is becoming something akin to this generation´s Bob Hope. One step in conferring this worthy title on the award-winning actor, director and producer occurred last week when President Bush bestowed on him the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the...
  • Hollywood Blacklist? Intolerant liberals? Hollywood's conservative underground

    07/24/2008 8:41:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 63 replies · 1,193+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2008 | Amy Fagan
    Hollywood's conservative underground 'Friends of Abe' group meets quietly EXCLUSIVE: A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes, forming a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values.
  • Sinise Rocks Pentagon, Supports Troops (LT Dan)

    05/16/2008 5:00:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 151+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2008 – Award-winning actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise and the "Lt. Dan Band” jammed for a standing-room-only crowd in the courtyard of the Pentagon today. Hollywood actor and part-time rocker Gary Sinise performs at the 4th Annual America Supports You Military Tribute Concert as part of the Military Appreciation Month celebrations. Sinise and “The Lt. Dan Band” jammed for a standing-room-only crowd packed into the courtyard of the Pentagon. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Rocking at the Pentagon,” Sinise exclaimed mid-set for a much-appreciative audience. The...
  • Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to Perform at the Pentagon

    05/14/2008 4:43:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 19 replies · 140+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 14, 2008 – Oscar-nominated actor and director Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will perform a concert in the Pentagon Courtyard Friday, May 16 at noon as part of Military Appreciation Month. Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. James Cartwright, and Department of Defense's 'America Supports You' program will be hosting the event. Military Appreciation Month is a nationwide observance honoring current and former members of the armed forces, including those who have died in service of our nation. Sinise is renowned for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie "Forrest Gump," and...
  • America Supports You: Actor Gary Sinise Receives 'G.I. Spirit Award'

    05/27/2007 9:45:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 664+ views
    America Supports You ^ | John J. Kruzel
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2007 – Actor Gary Sinise received the G.I. Spirit Award yesterday during the first G.I. Film Festival, held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center here. Retired Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Mary Jo Myers, presented Sinise with the award, which is meant to honor the entertainer who most embodies the spirit of the American G.I. and his work. Despite many other film and television roles, Sinise may still be best known as Lt. Dan, a turbulent, resilient...
  • VANITY-An actor you can support!(GARY SINISE)

    05/21/2007 2:34:06 PM PDT · by Flavius · 21 replies · 938+ views
    ap ^ | 5/21/07 | AP
    USA GARY SINISE IRAQ-epa01015224 In this picture supplied by the USO, US actor Gary Sinise (R) listens to US Army CW 4 Leif Neely (L) of Woodbridge, Virginia, tell about how he was wounded while flying his Kiowa Warrior helicopter on a mission over Mosul, Iraq during a visit by Sinise to the hospital at Forward Operating Base Mazur, Iraq, 20 May 2007. Sinise, famous for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and currently starring in the TV series CSI:NY, is on a USO-sponsored meet-and-greet tour to boost morale among US forces in the area. EPA/MIKE...
  • CSI's Gary Sinise: Support Our Military Troops (Also Chopper's Billy Lane)

    06/26/2006 12:13:33 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 19 replies · 1,419+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | 6/26/06
    The following are excerpts. Please click the links provided above and embedded below to read the entire articles. Jun 26, 2006 2:16 pm US/Eastern CSI's Gary Sinise: Support Our Military TroopsFor more information, log on to the website www.americasupportsyou.mil(CBS4 News) WASHINGTON CSI star Gary Sinise was at the White House Monday but he wasn’t solving crimes, he was supporting American troops. The actor was in our nation’s capitol to help President Bush spread the word about ‘America Supports You’, a Defense Department outreach program created to recognize citizens who support the military. Sinise, who co-founded the Iraqi Children Fund; an...
  • Gary Sinise and Lt. Dan Band on USO Tour

    05/28/2006 3:13:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies · 1,354+ views
    Seawaves ^ | 5/28/06
    Naval Support Activity, Millington, Tenn. -- Actor, director and producer Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band will perform a concert for sailors at Naval Support Activity Mid-South, Millington, Tenn., June 2. Currently starring in the hit CBS series "CSI: New York," Sinise also is known to troops as Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump." This is the 19th USO tour for Sinise, who recently returned from a solo visit to the Persian Gulf. The concert is the second stop for Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band on a stateside tour of military bases. The first was Tinker Air Force Base,...
  • Luke Airmen enjoy 'Lt. Dan Band' show

    02/01/2006 5:19:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 627+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Tech. Sgt. Janet Haliburton
    2/1/2006 - LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. (AFPN) -- Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band received rave reviews from the more than 1,500 Luke Airmen who attended a free United Service Organizations concert Saturday night. Well known for his “Forrest Gump” character “Lt. Dan”, Gary Sinise and his band, the Lt. Dan Band, played a variety of music from classic rock to current popular tunes. "I was surprised they covered so many awesome songs," said Staff Sgt. David Velasquez, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron medical technician. This was the second tour at Luke for Mr. Sinise and the band. "Incredible...
  • America Supports You: Actor Sinise Discusses Support for Troops

    01/14/2006 8:30:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 772+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Jan 14, 2006 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2006 – Gary Sinise, star of the hit television show "CSI: NY," appeared on the Fox News Channel program Hannity and Colmes yesterday to discuss his continued support for American troops and his charity Operation Iraqi Children. Co-host Sean Hannity asked Sinise about his experience visiting wounded servicemembers recovering in the hospital. "I'm not a guy who has an easy time in hospitals, so I was a little fearful of what I would see there," Sinise said. "When you do go you completely forget about your own self, because that's not why you go. You're there for...
  • Pro-freedom film festival (Gary Sinise, Patricia Heaton to appear at Hollywood Film Festival)

    12/30/2005 8:23:05 AM PST · by patriotmovies · 52 replies · 6,638+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | December 30, 2005
    The American Film Renaissance www.afrfilmfestival.com the organization presenting patriotic and pro-America alternatives to typical movie fare, goes to the heart of the industry to host its first festival in Hollywood, Calif., next month. AFR was begun to encourage the production and promotion of more traditional-values oriented movies in the U.S. Gary Sinise (CSI: NY, Forrest Gump) and Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)are some of the celebrities who have committed to attend . . . . .
  • CAPT. DALE DYE SHOW ON KFI - great guy Gary Sinise coming up at 6pm Pacific

    12/11/2005 5:44:23 PM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 554+ views
    KFI 640 Los Angeles ^ | 12-11-05 | dfu
    KFI STREAMING Capt. Dale Dye welcomes actor Gary Sinise to his show on KFI 640 in Los Angeles at 6pm Pacific. Hollywood is filled with jerks. Gary is one of the really great guys. If you have not seen the work he is doing for Iraqi children, check out his website-- OPERATION IRAQI CHILDREN
  • Sinise Named Spokesman for Veterans Group

    11/12/2005 6:27:49 AM PST · by decimon · 10 replies · 621+ views
    Earthlink News ^ | Nov. 12, 2005 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK - Gary Sinise will serve as the national spokesman for the Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial Foundation. The actor, who played Vietnam vet "Lt. Dan" Taylor in "Forrest Gump," agreed to the spokesman position, it was announced Friday. The foundation is working to build a disabled veterans memorial in Washington D.C. near the Capitol. "I am deeply moved to have been asked to participate in this absolutely necessary memorial," Sinise said in a statement. "I can only hope that my participation will help draw attention to the cause and ensure its successful fruition as the nation's first and...
  • Caption Gary 'Lt. Dan' Sinise of CSI Accepting an Award from Rummy (Operation Iraqi Children)

    08/07/2005 1:03:07 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 57 replies · 1,585+ views
  • America Supports You: Rumsfeld Praises Actor Sinise for Troop Support

    08/05/2005 11:42:10 AM PDT · by Cecily · 22 replies · 898+ views
    Armed Forces Press Service ^ | August 5, 2005 | Donna Miles
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2005 – Each week the cast of "CSI: NY" uses scientific skill to solve mysteries. But the reason Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld visited the show's set in Studio City here Aug. 4 was no mystery: actor Gary Sinise is a solid supporter of U.S. servicemembers, and Rumsfeld's a big fan of Sinise and his efforts. Rumsfeld visited the CSI set to thank Sinise personally for his support of the "America Supports You" program through his "Operation Iraqi Children" effort. Sinise, who stars in "CSI: NY" as Detective Mac Taylor, co-founded Operation Iraqi Children with Seabiscuit...
  • America Supports You: Sinise Helps Iraqi Children, U.S. Troops (Still Need Kleenex)

    07/05/2005 4:43:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 831+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 4, 2005 | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2005 – Actor Gary Sinise has been a busy man over the past few years, and not just with acting gigs. Sinise has set a blistering pace in another venture: supporting American servicemembers. One way he has contributed to this effort is through his nonprofit organization "Operation Iraqi Children," which he co-founded with "Seabiscuit" author Laura Hillenbrand in March 2004. The organization collects and ships school supplies and toys to Iraq, which are then distributed to the children by American servicemembers. Sinise said this project not only helps the Iraqi children with needed materials, it boosts the...
  • Gary Sinise & Laura Hillenbrand Launch Operation Iraqi Children On TODAY on 3/15

    03/30/2004 11:07:01 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 27 replies · 485+ views
    American Horse Publications ^ | March 2004 | unknown
    Actor Gary Sinise and Author Laura Hillenbrand Launch Operation Iraqi Children with Interview on TODAY Show, March 15Actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Apollo 13) and author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit: An American Legend) announce the launch of Operation Iraqi Children, a program that will enable Americans to send school supplies and Arabic translations of Seabiscuit to Iraqi children. Hillenbrand and Sinise will be interviewed on the Today Show, March 15.The Need. During and after Operation Iraqi Freedom, American soldiers passing through Iraqi villages were horrified at the squalor of Iraqi schools, which had been severely neglected under the dictatorship of...
  • Film Star Meets the Local Troops: Gary Sinise Volunteers with USO to Boost Troop Morale

    09/09/2003 8:57:10 AM PDT · by dixierose · 20 replies · 361+ views
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 09/09/2003 | Noelle Phillips
    Soldiers just couldn't resist greeting actor Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan, his character from the movie "Forest Gump." "We had to," Sgt. 1st Class Bridgette Mills said. "He laughed. You've got to say it country, like Forest Gump." The actor was in Savannah Monday to thank troops from the 3rd Infantry Division for their service in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sinise volunteers with the United Service Organizations to visit troops around the world. He'll be at Fort Stewart today to eat with troops and stop by Winn Army Community Hospital. Sinise never served in the military, saying "I've been in war...