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.