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  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • We Need More Gary Sinises

    05/28/2016 7:38:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 5/28/2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    While Sinise is fondly remembered as veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 film classic "Forrest Gump," it's the actor's tireless work on behalf of the armed forces that continues to earn him so much praise. "There's only one Gary Sinise. He's in a class all by himself," says Brandon Millett, co-founder of the festival, adding that the actor and rocker is definitely the "Bob Hope of this generation. That's what a lot of folks have called him. And it's so completely authentic."
  • VIDEO: Wounded Veteran Breaks Ground on New 'Smart Home' Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation

    04/12/2016 6:01:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    CNS ^ | 4/12/16 | Mark Judge
    Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation, retired Army Master Sgt. Cedric King and his wife and family have a new home. As reported on WSB-TV in Atlanta and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sgt. King was on his third deployment in Afghanistan in 2012 when stepped on a pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED) and lost both legs. "The house I live in right now, you have to understand, I bought it before I went to Afghanistan," King told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I never thought in a million years that house would not be enough ... I always thought it would be...
  • Gary Sinise Takes Moment At Grammys To Thank Troops Serving "In Harms Way"

    02/16/2016 5:05:58 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Actor Gary Sinise took a “brief second” to thank United States servicemen and women while presenting the award for Best Country Album at the 58th annual Grammy Awards Monday night.
  • Actor Gary Sinise Becomes Honorary Marine (Actors selfless service earns him title of honorary US

    09/01/2013 5:18:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    US ^ | 30 August 2013 | Lance Cpl. Dan Hosack
    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...
  • Actor Gary Sinise as the new Bob Hope

    10/20/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    North County Times ^ | October 20, 2012 | Gretel C. Kovach
    Advocate for wounded troops performing at Naval Medical Center San DiegoSome of actor Gary Sinises most memorable roles have been public servants injured in the line of fire who found solace in the healing power of relationships. As Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie Forrest Gump, he played an angry Vietnam War veteran whose friendship with the title character helps him make peace with life as a double amputee. In the television series CSI: NY, Sinise is a police detective who leans on his girlfriend to recover from a gunshot wound. His interactions with real-life men and women on the...
  • Silver Star Families of America honors actor Gary Sinise for support of wounded and ill veterans

    07/25/2012 2:06:16 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 13 replies
    CLEVER, MOJuly 6, 2012The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) proudly announces the 2012 recipient of the prestigious SSFOA Commendation Awardactor and musician Gary Sinise.
  • Sinise giving back to Virginia hero at M'ville

    03/27/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies ^ | March 27, 2012 | Joe Menzer
    These smart homes that we're building are specifically designed to fit the needs of these wounded warriors. ... So we're going to build J.B. one of these homes, and obviously we have to have the money to do that. My part of the partnership here is raising awareness and funds, and I do that partially through a concert in the town or city that the wounded warrior is from and wants to live in. So we'll be coming to Martinsville the night before the race and doing a concert at the high school, which was one of the biggest places...
  • Gary Sinise: An American Hero

    02/26/2012 12:53:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 26, 2012 | Matthew S. Harrison
    I'd like to tell you about an American hero I know: Gary Sinise. Gary, as you know (unless you live under a rock), played Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump and currently stars in CSI New York. He boasts too many other award-winning roles on stage and screen to list. What you probably don't know is how much time, energy, and money Gary spends to serve our troops, both active-duty and veterans, and their families. I first saw Gary perform in the basement of a Catholic church in Highland Park, IL about a million years ago. The lighting was rotten and...
  • How 9/11 Changed My Life (Gary Sinise)

    09/11/2011 7:13:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Gary Sinise
    Theres a memorial in Brooklyn that honors all the first responders that were killed on Sept. 11 called the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance. There are 417 faces of first responders that were lost that day. Back in 2006, they had completed about one-third of that memorial and they ran out of money. A firefighter friend of mine took me out to see it and I offered to try and help them raise the additional money to complete the memorial. They liked that idea, so we put a concert together at Brooklyn College where my band, Lieutenant Dan Band, played, and...
  • Gary Sinise in the Dragon Lady (did he just fly it at 70,000'?

    06/13/2011 10:29:29 AM PDT · by hamboy · 21 replies
    Strategy Page Photos ^ | 6/12/2011 | Strategy Page Photos
    MILITARY PHOTOS2009 Military Photo Index 2008 Military Photo Index 2007 Military Photo Index 2006 Military Photo Index 2005 Military Photo Index Gary Sinise in the Dragon Lady Posted 6/12/2011 Gary Sinise looks out the cockpit window of a U-2 Dragon Lady June 8, 2011, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., after returning from a high flight at 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown)
  • Gary Sinise should be on a National ticket in 2012

    02/06/2011 12:07:38 PM PST · by WellyP · 57 replies
    WellyP | 6 Feb. 2012 | WellyP
    Just a single thought after listing to Mr. Sinise's presentation at Pres. Reagan's 100th Birthday Party: Gary Sinise cares deepy about this country.
  • Video: Gary Sinise Proves That "Hollywood Patriot" Is Not An Oxymoron

    08/09/2010 3:32:38 PM PDT · by careyb · 5 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 8/9/10 | Gary Sinise
    Standing up for voting rights for our heroes.
  • The G.I. Film Festival and Gary Sinise: Supporting Our Troops

    10/04/2009 9:33:20 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 18 replies · 722+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 10-04-09 | Frank DeMartini
    Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the GI Film Festival at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The Festival took place in one day and showed films that portray American enlisted men and women in a favorable light as opposed to the usual Hollywood fare. This festival was an offshoot of the main GI Film Festival which takes place in May every year in Washington D.C. The main event lasts seven days and includes showings of approximately 50 films. This was a one day shortened version in which the crme of the crop were exhibited. You can...
  • Join Cindy McCain and Gary Sinise for a Memorial Day Screening of Brothers At War

    05/22/2009 7:20:01 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,314+ views ^ | May 22,2009 | Jake Rademacher
    To view this email as a web page, go here. Brothers At War continues to add new theaters and host special screenings thanks to all of our terrific supporters. Brothers At War will open in: 5/22/09 - Peoria, Ill. at the Peoria Cinema 125/29/09 - Carlisle, Pa. at the Carlisle Theatre6/5/09 - in Palm Springs, Calif. at the Camelot Theater 3 Additionally, one-night showings will also be held in Shreveport, La. and Oakdale, Minn. on May 28, 2009. On Memorial Day, May 25, please join Cindy McCain, Executive Producer Gary Sinise, Director Jake Rademacher,...
  • Brothers at War (movie

    05/17/2009 1:51:05 PM PDT · by saganite · 1 replies · 329+ views
    BROTHERS AT WAR is an intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jakes exploits as he risks everythingincluding his lifeto tell his brothers story. Often humorous, but sometimes downright lethal, BROTHERS AT WAR is a remarkable journey where Jake embeds with four combat units in Iraq. Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border, into sniper "Hide Sites" in the Sunni Triangle,...
  • We're missing the point. ("Sinise for Senate")

    01/12/2009 6:02:14 PM PST · by publius321 · 26 replies · 782+ views
    In past discussions of potential IL senatorial candidates, I've read some acrimonious responses about how terrible it is that some have proposed -"celebrities" - like Coach Mike Ditka or Illinois native Gary Sinise as potentially great candidates. I too have usually been skeptical of celebrities wanting to turn politician (aside from Reagan). Yes Arnold is a phony, useless RINO. Yes, Ventura is a kook. However, many have jumped to conclusions about those posts suggesting that we "draft" actor Gary Sinise for the Republican nomination for the IL Senate seat in 2010 - for example. There is an ENORMOUS difference...
  • "Draft" Gary Sinise for United States Senate (R-Illinois)

    01/12/2009 3:08:34 AM PST · by publius321 · 25 replies · 937+ views
    I have received a considerable number of responses to my "Draft" Mike Ditka for US Senate petition suggesting that Illinois' own Gary Sinise would be a great candidate for Senate. I cannot disagree. Mr. Sinise has demonstrated great leadership and altruism as a citizen. Therefore I have generated a petition to draft Mr. Sinise as well. Perhaps one of them will step up to the plate when the primary season comes around. It is never too early to get started on a grass roots campaign. There's an online petition to encourage or "draft" Mr. Sinise (a/k/a "Lt. Dan" from Forrest...
  • 'On the Road in Iraq With Our Troops and Gary Sinise' - FNC, Sat., 1-10-09

    01/09/2009 10:45:43 AM PST · by STARWISE · 51 replies · 3,379+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-9-09
    In this exclusive FOX News documentary, actor and activist Gary Sinise shares the "on the road" experiences he had last summer in Iraq while visiting American troops. Some 25 hours of his adventure was captured verite style with a handheld camera. Sinise does his best to meet his goal of what he says is "5000 handshakes, 2000 miles in seven days." The personal footage captures heartfelt meetings between Sinise and the troops in Kuwait and the Iraqi cities of Al Qaim, Al Asad, Ramadi and Baghdad.
  • Gary Sinise for US Senate???

    01/10/2009 11:52:10 AM PST · by publius321 · 47 replies · 1,837+ views
    "Draft" Gary Sinise for United States Senate (R-Illinois). Apparently "Lt. Dan" is from Illinois! There's a petition at the site to urge him to run in 2010.