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Actor Gary Sinise Has Spent Years Helping Vets, He Just Got Unexpected News

Gary Sinise, star of both big and small screens, has long worked with various veterans' organizations. He has volunteered at the National Veterans Art Museum, he's on the advisory council for the non-profit group Hope For The Warriors, he tours around with the USO and he has been involved with a number of awareness-raising events honoring veterans.

The Gary Sinise Foundation was created to ‘serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need', according to the foundation's website. One thing the foundation does is build smart homes for disabled veterans designed to help them get through everyday tasks with ease.

It should come as no surprise, then, that Mr. Sinise is being honored with the 2017 George Catlett Marshall Medal. The award is given by the Council of Trustees of the Association of the United States Army, and is the highest award for public service.

Previous recipients of the award include Harry S. Truman, Bob Hope, and George H.W. Bush.

“I am honored to be invited to receive the George Catlett Marshall Medal from the Association of the United States Army,” Sinise said in a statement according to the Military Times. “It has been a great blessing to know there is something I can do to support the men and women in uniform who defend our nation and I will look forward to expressing my gratitude in person at the Marshall Dinner.”

Sinise is best known for his role as Lt. Dan in the 1994 film 'Forrest Gump', and for his work on the television show 'Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders'. He said to Jon Karl in an ABC News interview, "We can never do enough for our veterans."

Sinise has won a number of awards and honors for his dedication to veterans. Last year he was awarded the Bradley Prize for his foundation's work, and he donated the $250,000 stipend he received with it to the foundation.

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Source: Breitbart
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