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  • Retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre, right, and U.S. Army veteran Rusty Dunagan trade hunting stories and photos inside a barn at the Lauderdale County, Miss., farm of actress Sela Ward on Monday, June 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Meridian Star, Terri Ferguson Smith )

    Brett Favre is at the door: Famous Green Bay Packer donates time to wounded veteran, family

    With five children and a house to build, Oklahoma native and former soldier Rusty Dunagan is facing the challenges of life from a wheelchair, but a gift from a highly acclaimed actor and a pro athlete has brightened the summer for him and his family.

  • Couple back in Cedar Falls after extended rehab

    There was no airport reception, no motorcade.

  • Actor Chris Evans answers a question during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    5 things to know about Daytona 500 entertainment

    Five things to know about what's going on at Daytona International Speedway before Sunday's season-opening Daytona 500:

  • Sinise named honorary starter for Daytona 500

    Actor Gary Sinise will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500.



    In 1868, Union Army Major General John A. Logan declared May 30 "Decoration Day," a day to honor fallen Civil War soldiers with speeches, prayers, and flowers and other decorations on their graves at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress made the observance a national holiday to remember all those who have died serving our country, and since then, Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May.

  • Gary Sinise Memorial Day parade

    Gary Sinise's leading role: Actor’s commitment to troops goes beyond Memorial Day

    There are few better ways to honor the memory of the nation's fallen heroes than by acknowledging the special sacrifices and answering the special needs of the nation's military community. Few have done more to help veterans and first responders than Gary Sinise, who traces his long commitment back to his breakthrough role as broken Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump."

  • Image: The Gary Sinise Foundation Facebook Page

    Gary Sinise makes every day Memorial Day: Actor's foundation aides countless wounded warriors

    Actor Gary Sinise has years of experience helping the nation's veterans and first responders. Today, The Gary Sinise Foundation has taken that advocacy to a new level. Whether it's through his concerts with the Lt. Dan Band or by building "smart homes" for wounded war fighters, his work demonstrates that the nation's responsibility to its troops extends well beyond Memorial Day.

  • Gary Sinise, Trombone Shorty to ride in Orpheus

    Actor Gary Sinise and New Orleans musicians Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and Harry Connick Jr. will lead the parade of the Krewe of Orpheus on the evening of Lundi Gras, the day before Fat Tuesday, and perform at the glitzy ball that follows.

  • Wounded war veteran Marine Cpl. J.B. Kerns, 22, joins actor and military activist Gary Sinise at a February news conference in Martinsville, Va. After canceling a March benefit concert for Cpl. Kerns, Mr. Sinise is set to perform with his Lt. Dan Band in Martinsville on Thursday. (Associated Press)

    Sinise keeping word to disabled vet in Virginia

    Actor Gary Sinise, known for playing Vietnam War amputee Lt. Dan in the film "Forrest Gump," is keeping his promise to raise money for a southwest Virginia Marine who lost his limbs while on a mine sweep in Afghanistan.

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