It has been 25 years since USO tour veteran Gary Sinise played the iconic role of Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning film, “Forrest Gump,” but the seasoned entertainer is more connected to the military community than ever.
An Emmy Award-winning actor and director, Sinise has dedicated his career to supporting our men and women in uniform and their families, and has toured with the USO 99 times in more than 20 countries and 66 locations throughout the United States.
His support of the military community has improved the lives of thousands, and through his efforts, Sinise has set an example of true generosity and selflessness. Today, the USO joins the many service members and celebrities thanking Sinise for his unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of our Armed Forces. Thanks Gary!
Gary Sinise travled to the Persian Gulf Region April 2006 on his 8th USO tour to Kabul, Afghanistan, and United Arab Emirates.
Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band perform at a USO show.
Gary Sinise visits USO Alaska on a USO tour in 2010.
Actor Gary Sinise’s message to members of the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 189th Logistics Readiness Squadron, written during a visit in 2016.