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Gary Sinise Book Signing

Story + Photography by Tony Centonze

Fort Campbell's Post Exchange was filled with enthusiastic fans of actor/author Gary Sinise, who recently visited to sign copies of his new book, “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service.”

Sinise may be most recognized for his critically acclaimed role as Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump. Lt. Dan survived the Vietnam War as a double amputee, and Sinise's portrayal inspired many.

Sinise has been an advocate for service members and Veterans since the 1970s. After 9/11, Sinise founded the Gary Sinise Foundation, which supports community programming for Warfighters, retirees, Veterans, first responders and their families around the country.

On the day of the signing,, hundreds formed a line that wound around the entire store. Many waited for hours for an opportunity to meet the author, and Sinise graciously greeted each fan with a smile.

“Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service” is available online and at bookstores everywhere.

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