Gary Sinise to Newsmax: Pearl Harbor Vet Told Actor He Wished He ‘Did More’

Actor and veteran’s advocate Gary Sinise told Newsmax Wednesday that six years ago, while commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor Naval Base on Dec. 7, 1941, he met a veteran in a wheelchair who was there the day of the attack; and when he thanked the veteran for what he did during World War II, the veteran told Sinise, “I wish I had done more.”

“I reached down to him, and I grabbed his hand, and I said, ‘Thank you, sir, for all you have done for our country,'” Sinise said during “Prime News” Wednesday. “And he looked up at me with tears in his eyes and he just goes, ‘I wish I could have done more.'”

Sinise, who rose to national prominence for his role as disabled Vietnam veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 movie “Forest Gump” with Tom Hanks, followed his role in the film by becoming an advocate for veterans and founding the Gary Sinise Foundation to help military veterans.

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