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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, named for the actor's character in "Forrest Gump," perform at the Pentagon in 2006 for the America Supports You program. The Gary Sinise Foundation helps provide scholarships to military children, counseling to veterans and "smart home" construction for amputees. (Department of Defense photo).

Once a vet in 'Forrest Gump,' actor Sinise continues to help military's 'local heroes'

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NEW YORK — Actor Gary Sinise has spent years entertaining U.S. servicemen with his Lt. Dan Band, named after the wounded Vietnam veteran he played in "Forrest Gump."

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