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A quarter of a century after movie-goers first met Forrest Gump, Jenny, Bubba, and Lt. Dan, the critically-acclaimed drama will return to theaters for a special two-day showing on June 23 and 25 put on by Fathom Events.

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Photo courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation

Editor's Note: This article by James Barber originally appeared onMilitary.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

Gary Sinise just published a new memoir called Grateful American, and it's every bit as modest as anyone who has followed his years of support for the veteran community would expect.

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Photo courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation

It’s been 24 years since Forrest Gump met Lt. Dan and got the same sage advice that so many fresh troops before and after have received from on high: “Change your socks.” In the years that followed his iconic role, Gary Sinise has become a well-known figure in the military and veteran communities, thanks to his advocacy on behalf of service members and their families.

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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.

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AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

The morning of May 29, 2007, began like any other in Baghdad’s slums of Sadr City: hot, dusty, and accompanied by odors of open sewage and garbage rotten in the streets.

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