According To Actor Gary Sinise, ‘We Can Never Do Enough For Our Veterans’

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DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas L. Rosprim

Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Ross has had 240 surgeries since a 2011 improvised explosive device left him injured in Afghanistan. The attack cost Ross both his legs, and he was given a 2% chance of survival, but he persevered.


In August, Gary Sinise, the actor best known for his role as “Lt. Dan” in the movie “Forrest Gump,” stepped in to give Ross a home that would fit his needs.

Through his foundation, The Gary Sinise Foundation, which serves veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need, Sinise helped build a house that would make everyday life easier for Ross and his family.

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According to its mission, the Gary Sinise Foundation “is building custom Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans, serving hearty meals to deploying troops and hosting spirit-boosting festivals for patients, families and medical staff at military hospitals.”

Sinise, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, and the Semper Fi Foundation also partnered together and started a college fund to ensure that Ross’s two daughters are taken care of as they get older.

“I’m trying to do what I can to entertain and support our military,” Sinise told CNS News. “It’s an important thing. We can never do enough for our veterans.”

Watch the report from CNS News below.

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