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VANITY-An actor you can support!(GARY SINISE)
ap ^ | 5/21/07 | AP

Posted on 05/21/2007 2:34:06 PM PDT by Flavius

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 THEILER / UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS HANDOUT

USA GARY SINISE IRAQ-epa01015222 US Actor Gary Sinise, famous for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie Forrest Gump and currently starring in the TV series CSI:NY, sits in a US Army Apache helicopter during a tour of the flight line, at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, 21 May 2007. Sinise is on a USO-sponsored meet-and-greet tour to boost morale among US forces in the area. EPA/MIKE THEILER / UNITED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS HANDOUT


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gary; garysinise; sinise; uso

1 posted on 05/21/2007 2:34:10 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius
I think Sinise is going to be the Grand Marshal of a Memorial Day parade in Washington next weekend.

Good for him and many thanks for all he does!

2 posted on 05/21/2007 2:36:06 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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To: Flavius

I’ve never heard him talk in any specifics about his politics...but I will give him props for his open support of our men & women of the military. He is doing good things there.


3 posted on 05/21/2007 2:36:39 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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To: Flavius

What a wonderful man, I think I’m in love!


4 posted on 05/21/2007 2:39:24 PM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: Flavius

Gary Sinise is a very cool person.


5 posted on 05/21/2007 2:39:47 PM PDT by The Blitherer ("What the devil is keeping the Yanks?")
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To: Keith in Iowa

And that is exactly the point. It’s not about politics. It’s about doing what is right for these men and women.


6 posted on 05/21/2007 2:42:10 PM PDT by trimom
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To: Flavius

Thanks for posting this.

Gary Sinise is and has been a strong supporter of our military.


7 posted on 05/21/2007 2:45:34 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I believe he has said that he is apolitical.


8 posted on 05/21/2007 2:48:32 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: jazusamo

well all the thanks goes to the guy he bothered to do something

just thought maybe some people did not know on here the more people know...

plus everyone is down on actors so at least he is a good actor to boot

so its all good


9 posted on 05/21/2007 2:49:16 PM PDT by Flavius ("Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum")
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To: Flavius

Glad to hear this as I have always thought of him as a good actor.


10 posted on 05/21/2007 2:51:32 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: aft_lizard

>>>I believe he has said that he is apolitical.

Or at the very least he keeps his politics to himself, which I wish more Hollyweird types would do.

I get nervous when people see what he is doing, and think he’s automatically conservative/Republican when the truth of his politics is really an unknown.


11 posted on 05/21/2007 2:52:43 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Then vs Now: Tokyo Rose - Baghdad Harry Reid)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I think he was on Leno one night and expressed his deep respect for the troops AND what they're doing...fighting the bad guys.

Obviously the Dems think we're fighting the good guys.

12 posted on 05/21/2007 2:53:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: Flavius

He is also the cofounder of Operation Iraqi Children, the humanitarian organization started to provide basic supplies to schools in Iraq.


13 posted on 05/21/2007 2:54:28 PM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Flavius

IIRC he has been to Iraq a few times and has a band he has taken there. Good Guy!


14 posted on 05/21/2007 2:55:19 PM PDT by Hazcat (Live to party, work to afford it.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=CA&last=sinise&first=gary

:)


15 posted on 05/21/2007 2:55:55 PM PDT by TwoSue
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To: Keith in Iowa

I heard him interviewed by Dennis Miller a while back. I got the impression that not only does he support the troops but at least to some degree the President as well. Maybe close to Miller’s views. Seemed that way, anyhow.


16 posted on 05/21/2007 2:59:19 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Hazcat

Yep.

The “Lt Dan Band”.


17 posted on 05/21/2007 4:09:01 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Flavius

Awesome, and don’t forget Gene Simmons latest show for the troops, wife was crying over that one


18 posted on 05/21/2007 4:12:42 PM PDT by cmsgop ( "cmsgop" a Mark Goodson / Bill Todman Production)
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To: Keith in Iowa

He attended the first Freedom Concert. He doesn’t mention his politics, but when it comes to the military he does not mince words. He is pro military all the way.


19 posted on 05/21/2007 4:16:45 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Titan Magroyne

*PING*
Don’t tell our friends, lol. They’d never like Stu again.


20 posted on 05/21/2007 4:24:14 PM PDT by Drumbo ("Democracy can withstand anything but democrats." - Jubal Harshaw (Robert A. Heinlein))
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To: Flavius

Woo Hoo!

Lt. Dan!

Go Gary.!


21 posted on 05/21/2007 4:29:45 PM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: Drumbo

*snort*

Thanks for the ping. I’ve always liked him, more so now with his band performing for troops.

As another poster mentioned upthread, Gene Simmons did a troop performance, prompted by a paper his daughter was doing for school. He “pulled a few strings” and the next thing you know, a couple of MCRD NCOs in San Diego were giving him and his girl (14-y.o.) a very teeny-tiny taste of boot camp. Quite funny! Afterwards they visited a VA hospital, shook the hands of several elderly vets and a few young guys too. The guy was at a loss for words, kept thanking them for their service and wanted to make sure his daughter understood why. I was struck by his humility.

Later he put on a show at the base for current military - you got to see him and other rockers putting together a rock version of the various service hymns, ending the taped portion of the show with the Marine Corps’ and flowing into (I think) God Bless America.


22 posted on 05/21/2007 6:07:52 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Shorn, dumb and bleating is no way to go through life, son." Yeah, close enough.)
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