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Lt. Dan Weekend

4 years ago September 16, 2011 Sep 16, 2011 Friday, September 16 2011 Friday, September 16, 2011 6:47:54 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

Severely wounded veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan get to relax during the four-day Lt. Dan Weekend in Beaufort, South Carolina. The event features a concert by actor Gary Sinise's Lt. Dan Band. He played the character of Lt. Dan who lost his legs in the Vietnam war in the 1994 movie "Forrest Gump". Much of that film was shot in the Beaufort area. Sinise has been active in veteran's affairs and has a foundation that raises money to support active military members and first responders. His band often plays for vets.

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