Thursday, February 17, 2011
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- News 12 has confirmed that award winning television actor, film star and humanitarian Gary Sinise will be visiting the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Charlie Norwood VAMC and the soldiers in Fort Gordon’s Warrior Transition Battalion on April 21.
After visiting with the soldiers, he will attend the 319th Transportation Company Vietnam Veterans' dinner honoring wounded warriors.
John Bowen of the 319th Transportation Company Vietnam Veterans said “This is a great way for our group, which deployed to Vietnam in 1968, to give back to this youngest generation of men and women who serve.”
Proceeds from the event will go to help build permanent housing for wounded warriors who choose to call Augusta home.
Gary Sinise is well known for his role as Lt. Dan in Forest Gump as well as his television role in CSI: NY.
In addition to his acting awards, Sinise received the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2008. The award recognizes citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for the nation for his work with the USO and Operation Iraqi Children.
The event is to be held April 21 at Richmond on Greene. Ticket information can be obtained by calling 706-434-1707.