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'Forest Gump' Actor Plans Temecula Charity Concert

Gary Sinise, who played the role of "Lt. Dan," is seeking a cosponsorship with the city to put on a concert to benefit a local Marine.

An actor famous for his role in "Forest Gump" is requesting permits to play a benefit concert in Temecula.

Gary Sinise, who played the role of "Lt. Dan," will ask the Tuesday to cosponsor a performance, tentatively slated for March 1.

The council scheduled a special addition to its meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the .

The sponsorship would cost $10,865, which includes $3,900 cash and the rest in services, according to a city document. To read the agreement, click here.

The concert's proceeds will go to build a home for Marine Lance Cpl. Juan Dominguez, who lost his legs and right arm in 2010, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Gary Sinise Foundation, along with the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, have built several such homes for wounded vets, the Times reported.

Sinise's group, the Lt. Dan Band, is named for his character in "Forest Gump," a soldier who lost his legs in combat.

TemMom951 January 10, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Don't be stingy, Temecula! I pay taxes here, I vote you give it to him. :)
Dawn January 10, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I also agree to give it to him. He only does wonderful things for people that would otherwise be left to fend for themselves.
Paul January 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
This is a no brainer a yes vote across the board!!!
Vicki January 10, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Complete no brainer! Yea.
Mike the Great January 10, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Step up Temecula...Great idea for a soldier that almost gave his life....We should build a house for every one of our guys...I'm available for the build!
Greg January 10, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Absolutely! This is how we take care of one another. Who needs the government? Get this show scheduled. I will be there. Rock on Gary and company!
Doug January 10, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Awesome! Please do a follow-up on where we can buy tickets.
Peter Surowski January 11, 2012 at 07:21 AM
Will do, Doug!

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