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Actor Who Played Lt. Dan in 'Forrest Gump' Working to Help Injured Vets

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Gary Sinise, the actor who played Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump," must have been moved by his 1994 turn as a veteran who loses both legs -- he's hoping to hold a benefit concert in Temecula to raise funds for a man who had three limbs amputated after fighting in Afghanistan. The LA Times reports that Sinise will lobby the Temecula City Council tomorrow to get their approval for the concert, which would be held on March 1. Funds raised would go towards building a fully accommodated house for Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Dominguez, who lost both legs and his right arm in October of 2010.

It's not the first time the actor has worked to help veterans. His eponymous foundation, along with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, have built similar homes in the past.

In a statement, reports the Times, Sinise said that the house he hopes to build would “recognize the heroism, sacrifice and dedication Juan has displayed.”