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As much bigger than my acting career.
After -- from.
-- -- I mean dedicate.
Bringing some entertainment.
Comfort and a personal sense of appreciation for our armed forces around the world that's a wonderful cause there was a role that I could play in supporting.
Our men and women in uniform by going out and visiting them.
And just pat them on the backs -- It's important that that as many of you know there's a lot of people out there that support you the faces recognizable.
Handshakes and warm greetings our sincere new -- providers of our freedom and we don't take -- program.
There's -- acting here.
But make no mistake Gary Sinise is an actor's actor and an Academy Award nominee.
-- just -- He's played a dirty cop movies today.
-- -- -- He's playing good cop -- good news.
My fourteen year old daughter broke up with her boyfriend.
Astronaut M I wasn't perfect is just too much fuel and the president.
-- -- the moon stars and all the planets have fallen on me.
For nearly a decade -- -- -- playing basic classic rock cover band that -- hundreds of thousands of miles entertain our troops around the world.
-- -- -- -- -- Oh yeah all right that's a very high energy show it keeps -- we just keep pumping the songs.
-- is beginning deaths since his first USO tour in 2003.
Fox -- -- -- in Iraq that year and plus he's playing days.
During an impromptu performance and singer criticizes.
Energized by that experience in 2004 feet form the lieutenant Dan -- Named after his character double amputee lieutenant Dan Taylor from the classic Forrest -- I'm -- -- -- new -- quoted lieutenant Diana.
Embracing that rolls and he says forged an unbreakable bond with Americans and wounded warrior types.
That is a role that a lot of people remembered -- four possibly and most people.
-- -- From you know young is.
-- excited about him today.
Tennis fans excited about seeing them.
Does it ever get tiresome being so close again I'm just one -- well I realized at a certain point that they -- and meant something that because it's.
A resilient story of somebody goes for a catastrophic injury.
-- -- can do now but then comes out on top at the -- fifty and guy.
-- -- We've gotten.
So if I just except in the fact that have the role as larger meaning than just on character in the movie.
And -- -- his day job now is starring as detective Mac -- on television's popular CSI New York.
-- -- so I Brooks our.
And that's -- They show a shot mostly in Los Angeles where Gary gave -- the floor of the set buses.
Mac Taylor's office here so you see there's some military stuff over here.
As I said.
Former marine and his role really appealed to you because of that background yeah.
We made him a former marine who actually had served.
In Beirut in 1983 -- we lost so many Marines at that time so he's in Beirut veteran.
Off the set he is constantly on the road -- lieutenant Dan band right.
There is -- sometimes I have to.
Laces on Friday Saturday Sunday which means I have to work around the -- -- told -- that.
That they've done over forty USO tour countless charity concerts.
-- -- as recently invited onboard the -- private plane to fly for free by American Airlines and they flew off to play Fort Bragg North Carolina.
We're on our way back to Fort Bragg and now we have a lot better recently deployed back.
So it's going to be a good welcome home event.
-- -- -- -- Thousands of people.
-- really -- need.
Great morale booster and show of appreciation for the Dawson I I totally enjoyed myself tonight I've played hundreds of these shows you.
Hit him every time it's great.
Just weeks after actor Gary Sinise and his lieutenant Dan band played.
-- of Fort Bragg creek flew into New York City.
One of the programs that we support.
And that we partner with us with an organization called the Stephen ciller tunnel -- foundation.
And there an organization was founded by the family of Stephen seller.
Who was a firefighter killed on 9/11 so every year they do something on the tunnel to towers run to raise money for the Stevenson -- tunnel to towers -- Okay.
It's led to associations.
Relationships with some of the most extraordinary people like them some of those extraordinary people are the wounded warriors who have sacrificed so much for this country.
In the past decade alone almost 50000.
Servicemen and women have been physically injured Afghanistan and Iraq.
Sergeant Adam -- became a triple amputee in Afghanistan this.
My personal my first run.
I have my legs -- -- my arms on this and do my best and -- the whole thing another run at them on a locket.
And -- put on this prosthetics.
And walked three and a half miles.
On the prosthetics through the tunnel.
It took him -- long time -- you think back three and a half miles but he was he's one of these it's.
He's just to be said you gonna do something and he's got he's not gonna staff and he went home away.
30000 people ran -- -- real themselves into the tunnel that.
-- -- here to.
-- -- -- -- Since 2010 -- has found another way to help the wounded warriors he founded -- Gary Sinise foundation.
Which along with the titles to tower foundation has committed to a program called building homes for heroes.
They construct what are called Smart homes for triple and quadruple amputee veteran.
We try to make these homes.
Meet the needs of the particular wounded warriors by.
Crafting a Smart technology into these -- things that make.
Much more manageable for somebody who's -- -- have that challenge for the rest of their lives.
Everybody is housing opportunity in our lives and give us intensity that Michael should lost both parents.
And was burned over 85% of his body humbling -- Roadside bomb that if announcement difficulties as at and around the house trying to get things it's episodes have been tough towers came together as -- House these guys -- You know I get home.
Choked up and think.
There's so many of them.
And we are trying to help as many as we can because they've given so much for us.
After the run the lieutenant Dan band his day.
-- -- and thinking -- so.
And intensely about.
Soldiers at about the first responders is just the privileged to be able to support these folks and that's why -- you know -- lieutenant -- Was no.
Coincidence lieutenant Dan because talks about his destiny and when he was destined to do you think it was my destiny to.
Support our men and women.
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