Skip to comments.Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US
Posted on 09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
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. Im 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 the Marine Barracks.
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Great actor and a good man.
Neat. Is Sinese a good guy or a whacko liberal?
I believe he has raised funds to help injured soldiers through many benefits and guest appearances.
I love Sinise.
As a former, this is something I do not take lightly. I can’t think of a more deserving individual. Semper Fi, Brother.
Gary Sinise is the real deal...makes the other Hollywood male actors look like slugs...
always at the USO when needed. Someone from the Hollywood Republicans told me a few weeks back that the actors from Sons of Anarchy and Sinise had an impromptu singalong at the local army base.
So glad the award wasn’t given by Benghazi Barry—wouldn’t want Sinise to have been touched by hands that have been GodKnowsWhere!
He worked in lots of good words for the military on “CSI-NY”. I think he might be a decent guy despite being an actor!
I like this!
Well, you go tooooo far:-) We have so called “ conservatives” that is WAY worst then any liberals. Mr. Sinise is very involved in helping Veterans.
That is what I figured
He also plays concerts for troops in his band, the Lt Dan Band.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
I hope the Kenyan is watching.
He and the Lt Dan Band were at Kandahar Airfield when I was there. They paid a visit to our Brigade’s Wounded Warrior tent, and he chatted it up with a bunch of our guys. I didn’t make it to the concert, but I heard it was really good. Sinise seemed like a real good guy.
They don’t get much better.
Concur. If there’s an actor out there who deserves this, it’s Mr. Sinise. He’s one of the good guys in Hollywood, and I’m sure it’s cost him.
That’s pretty danged neat. Sinise is a class act all the way and has done a lot to support the troops.
“Neat. Is Sinese a good guy or a whacko liberal?”
He’s a good guy, Laz, just like us.
Wonderful! Thank you!
“So glad the award wasnt given by Benghazi Barry”
I thought the same thing!
I knew this was about Gary before I even clicked on the link. He walks the walk.
I LOVE Gary Sinese!
And he’s a bass player too! Like me!
He might EVEN be a FReeper...who knows?
Sinese’s drummer in the Lt Dan Band, is Danny Gottlieb, probably best known as the original drummer in The Pat Metheny Group.
“He also plays concerts for troops in his band, the Lt Dan Band.”
Sinise and his band traveled all over Afghanistan playing for the troops, even in some of the most remote camps. They play DOZENS of shows a year for the benefit of injured troops.
They play at Oshkosh, too, and had a special deal for the WW2 vets this year.
Bass and Drums are the backbone.
If General Amos says so it’s good enough for me-—Semper Fi
Laz, c'mon. 1. Whether or not he's a "good guy" or a liberal, he supports the troops, BIG TIME.
2. Have we fallen so far here on FR that we have joined the MSM in labeling everyone, and if their politics don't match ours, do we discount everything they do?
I have noticed lately here that there's an awful lot of "well, she believes such n such" or he supports "this n that" so they must be bad guys."
Discernment is our friend. If I lived next to you and was afraid of guns, would you not help push me out of the drive during the next snow storm? Would you turn away a fresh apple pie, cos I had extra, from me? (btw, I'm a gun-totin, conservative Catholic who hates the clown in chief, I believe in Purgatory and Hell, and I think the public schools should be closed down. Got a problem with any of that? Oh, and I sometimes forget to wear RED on Fridays.)
Agreed but still think it’s kind of sad that the list of actors is so short these days.
Lt. Dan is the man. This is great. He deserves this.
Still trying to figure out they hid his legs in the Forest Gump movie.
Congratulations to Gary Sinese.
Sinise is the real deal. Don’t know how he stands dealing with hollyweirdos.
“Remember, take care of your feet”
Regardless of his politics... which I believe he doesn’t degrade himself to that level... he sticks with acting and his band, Gary Sinise is a great American.
I am glad that someone posted this... he does good things for vets and this honor is appropriate.
I hear there ain’t no such thing as a “former” Marine.
He supports the troops but he also supports gay marriage.
But hey, whatya gonna do? Not everybody is perfect.
I'm hearing he's not, so he's on our side and he supports the troops for the 'right' reason... which is awesome...
But Laz, you’d still give me a push on a snowy Monday, right? :)
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