Twenty years ago, the hit movie “Forrest Gump” shifted the career of actor Gary Sinise into high gear. The Illinois native played the character Lt. Dan Taylor, the badly wounded Vietnam War Vet who later becomes Forrest Gump’s shrimp boat partner and best friend.
Long involved in efforts to support the U.S. military, Sinise often travels around the country as well as overseas to honor and entertain the troops with his Lt. Dan Band. His Gary Sinise Foundation helps service members in a number of ways when they return home.
One remarkable way the Foundation helps support our wounded warriors is the subject of a discussion Sinise recently had with the “Fox and Friends” morning crew.
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The actor, musician and humanitarian explained how his organization partners with other groups to build special houses for badly injured service members who might otherwise not be able to function at home.
It’s an awesome and inspiring story for the holiday season that you can watch by clicking on the video above.
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