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Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actor’s ‘selfless service’ earns him title of honorary US
US Marines.mil ^ | 30 August 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack

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. I’m 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at marines.mil ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: csiny; forrestforrestgump; forrestgump; garysinise; ltdan; mactaylor; marine; sinise; usmc
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1 posted on 09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Great actor and a good man.


2 posted on 09/01/2013 5:20:59 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: Kaslin

Neat. Is Sinese a good guy or a whacko liberal?


3 posted on 09/01/2013 5:21:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Kaslin
http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/about/mission
4 posted on 09/01/2013 5:22:19 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Lazamataz

Good guy.


5 posted on 09/01/2013 5:23:06 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Lazamataz

I believe he has raised funds to help injured soldiers through many benefits and guest appearances.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Kaslin

I love Sinise.


7 posted on 09/01/2013 5:24:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

As a former, this is something I do not take lightly. I can’t think of a more deserving individual. Semper Fi, Brother.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 5:26:21 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Kaslin

Gary Sinise is the real deal...makes the other Hollywood male actors look like slugs...


9 posted on 09/01/2013 5:26:27 PM PDT by Popman (PTRD (Post Traumatic Racism Disorder)....coming to a court room soon....)
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To: EEGator

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.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 5:26:36 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Kaslin

Helluva guy.

So glad the award wasn’t given by Benghazi Barry—wouldn’t want Sinise to have been touched by hands that have been GodKnowsWhere!


11 posted on 09/01/2013 5:27:04 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Lazamataz

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!


12 posted on 09/01/2013 5:27:09 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Kaslin

I like this!


13 posted on 09/01/2013 5:28:03 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Kaslin

Congratulations Gary!


14 posted on 09/01/2013 5:28:32 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Kaslin
Gary Sinise is a great patriot and American hero. Semper Fi, Gary.
15 posted on 09/01/2013 5:28:38 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Lazamataz

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.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 5:29:38 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: EEGator

That is what I figured


17 posted on 09/01/2013 5:30:24 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IosBgPbpyX8


18 posted on 09/01/2013 5:31:40 PM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: CMB_polarization

He also plays concerts for troops in his band, the Lt Dan Band.


19 posted on 09/01/2013 5:32:21 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Kaslin
A good guy, IMO.

Supporting Our Veterans - Gary Sinise - America Live - 8/14/13



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 09/01/2013 5:34:00 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kaslin

I hope the Kenyan is watching.


21 posted on 09/01/2013 5:35:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Trailerpark Badass

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.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Lazamataz

They don’t get much better.


23 posted on 09/01/2013 5:38:08 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kaslin

24 posted on 09/01/2013 5:41:09 PM PDT by Bobalu (Bobo the Wonder Marxist leads Operation Rodeo Clown against Syria)
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 5:42:28 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Kaslin

That’s pretty danged neat. Sinise is a class act all the way and has done a lot to support the troops.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 5:42:43 PM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Lazamataz

“Neat. Is Sinese a good guy or a whacko liberal?”

He’s a good guy, Laz, just like us.


27 posted on 09/01/2013 5:43:32 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Bobalu

Wonderful! Thank you!


28 posted on 09/01/2013 5:44:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mortrey

“So glad the award wasn’t given by Benghazi Barry”

I thought the same thing!


29 posted on 09/01/2013 5:45:07 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Kaslin

I knew this was about Gary before I even clicked on the link. He walks the walk.


30 posted on 09/01/2013 5:46:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Kaslin

             

31 posted on 09/01/2013 5:46:53 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Kaslin

I LOVE Gary Sinese!

And he’s a bass player too! Like me!

He might EVEN be a FReeper...who knows?


32 posted on 09/01/2013 5:48:40 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Sinese’s drummer in the Lt Dan Band, is Danny Gottlieb, probably best known as the original drummer in The Pat Metheny Group.


33 posted on 09/01/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Trailerpark Badass

“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.


34 posted on 09/01/2013 5:52:28 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: dfwgator

Cool!

Bass and Drums are the backbone.


35 posted on 09/01/2013 5:53:27 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Kaslin

If General Amos says so it’s good enough for me-—Semper Fi


36 posted on 09/01/2013 5:57:28 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Lazamataz
Neat. Is Sinese a good guy or a whacko liberal?

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.)

37 posted on 09/01/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT by blu
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To: Kaslin
Here in the Pittsburgh,PA area,Sinise is raising money for a Marine with a head injury & his wife. The Marine needs a new house that fits his needs. He recently played a benefit concert with his “Lieutenant Dan Band.” And has done TV spots for donations.
38 posted on 09/01/2013 6:15:05 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Democrats + Unions + Corruption= Detroit.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Agreed but still think it’s kind of sad that the list of actors is so short these days.


39 posted on 09/01/2013 6:15:45 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Kaslin

Lt. Dan is the man. This is great. He deserves this.


40 posted on 09/01/2013 6:28:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: Kaslin

Still trying to figure out they hid his legs in the Forest Gump movie.

Congratulations to Gary Sinese.


41 posted on 09/01/2013 6:28:47 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: driftdiver

Sinise is the real deal. Don’t know how he stands dealing with hollyweirdos.


42 posted on 09/01/2013 6:31:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bobalu

“Remember, take care of your feet”


43 posted on 09/01/2013 6:34:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Lazamataz

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.


44 posted on 09/01/2013 6:40:08 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I hear there ain’t no such thing as a “former” Marine.


45 posted on 09/01/2013 6:42:12 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Lazamataz

Good guy....


46 posted on 09/01/2013 6:44:41 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: Lazamataz

He supports the troops but he also supports gay marriage.

But hey, whatya gonna do? Not everybody is perfect.


47 posted on 09/01/2013 6:53:14 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: Kaslin
Gary Sinese photo: Gary Sinese 2004_09_gary_sinese.jpg
48 posted on 09/01/2013 7:00:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: blu
Supporting the troops goes a long way, but if he's a REAL far leftist, then... well, Soviet families also supported their troops, right?

I'm hearing he's not, so he's on our side and he supports the troops for the 'right' reason... which is awesome...

49 posted on 09/01/2013 7:15:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

But Laz, you’d still give me a push on a snowy Monday, right? :)


50 posted on 09/01/2013 7:19:32 PM PDT by blu
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