Gary Sinse, (second from left) actor, musician and leader of the Lt. Dan Band, signs Bubba Gump T-shirts for Lt. Col. Laura Bozeman, speechwriter for the USARPAC commander, Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, and her husband Mike, a Wounded Warrior and management analyst with the Logistics Directorate at U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii. Sinise was accompanied by Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Maj. Drew Dix (right). Mike Bozeman is a member of the Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu.
Sinise's band and organization is a cover band founded by Kimo Williams and Sinise. It is named after the character Lieutenant Dan Taylor, whom Sinise portrayed in the film "Forrest Gump." The Lt. Dan Band has grown from the occasional jam session and Chicago-area gigs to performing for charities and non-profit organizations including the USO and Operation Iraqi Children, the latter of which was co-founded by Sinise in March 2004.They frequently visit military bases in the United States and abroad. They performed at Schofield Barracks Feb. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Betsy Weiner)