Discussion in 'CSI: New York' started by RanMa, Sep 4, 2008.
A slight warning would have been nice :lol: OMG I nearly fell off my chair :evil:
^^ Oops yeh warning nat forgot about that when i sent you this way :lol::devil:
Those pics caused me the same thing as Jools! :lol: He's absolutely cursed by amoung of hotness!:drool::drool::drool::drool: Well I dunno really is that a curse...
You know I often think that Gary doesn't seem to acknowledge his own hotness or probably he does but just don't snow it like many male actors do. And that's one of the reasons why love&adore him so much!:adore::adore::adore: cause his hotness is so "innocence" (can I say it that way!?!) Ah never mind...! :lol:
I didn't know those pics were in Impostor!!! he looks so "different" there I dunny why but somehow he's so boyish, cute and hot at the same time!:drool::drool::drool::drool: Nice shirt!:thumbsup: shows nicely his chest! :drool::drool::drool: I have Open season in DVD or actually is my cousin's you know.. "kidsfilm" But I love it! It's nice to watch it when you don't have to think too hard...Especially after rough week in school it's a perfect movie. And Gary is sooo funny there! :guffaw: I laugh everytime when I watch it! He's just so different there but I like that side of him A LOT! :bolian:
Gary has received a Presidential Citizens Medal for his work in Iraq which I think is brilliant.
Here is a link with more information.
Thanks for the link, you might want to check out Jimeneze's post a couple of days ago
She posted some pics of Gary with his award which you might like as well
Nice fox news clip but pity they didnt interview Gary in person but it was still nice hearing him.
Thanks Fruitbat, it is great news to hear. The pictures are fab.
Right I screwed this up the first time and messed up the formatting of the article. So here goes again..:wtf:
My friend Annie sent me this about Gary.:
Its a lovely article....
December 15, 2008
Sinise: A Man for All Services
By Andrew Breitbart
Since war became a geographically distant but very real way of life
after Sept. 11, 2001, no Hollywood star has stepped up to support
active duty U.S. military personnel and wounded veterans like Gary
Sinise. There is no close second. And quietly, as is his nature, he is
becoming something akin to this generation´s Bob Hope.
One step in conferring this worthy title on the award-winning actor,
director and producer occurred last week when President Bush bestowed
on him the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian
honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of
the nation. Previous recipients include Henry "Hank" Aaron, Muhammad
Ali, Colin L. Powell and Bob Dole.
While the White House ceremony flew under the radar of most of the
media, most notably the entertainment press, word has trickled out to
many of his countless admirers in and out of the military. And on the
occasion of him receiving the award, they want America to take in
their words of praise for, as Sharon Tyk in the USO of Illinois put
it, this "gallant American patriot."
Michael Yon, a Special Forces vet and the pre-eminent war journalist
of our time, communicated his admiration in a dispatch from Bahrain:
"Gary is a true friend of the American soldier. He does not hesitate
to travel into war zones to express his admiration and personal
support for those who defend us. He visits wounded soldiers, some of
whom I personally know. All love him.
"Soldiers from privates to generals admire Gary for his dedication to
a cause greater than any of us. Gary's dedication went much further.
He personally supported sending millions of dollars worth of school
and clothing supplies to Iraqi children. I saw this effort with my own
eyes. Gary Sinise is a Great American."
In 2004, "Seabiscuit" author Laura Hillenbrand with Mr. Sinise founded
Operation Iraqi Children, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping the
U.S. military distribute school supplies in the war-stricken country.
"For a lot of celebrities, charitable work equals photo opportunity
and nothing more," Miss Hillenbrand wrote in an e-mail. "For Gary,
giving of himself, and giving to his country, is what makes life
meaningful and joyful. It is perhaps the most essential part of his
character, and it is his passion."
Mr. Sinise not only "supports the troops," but he champions their
mission as well.
"I have seen Iraqi kids climbing on our soldiers and hugging them and
kissing them," Mr. Sinise said. "I have seen their smiling faces and
their attempts to say 'I love you' in broken English. The folks I saw
had hope in their eyes and gratitude in their hearts for what was done
Mr. Sinise, who currently stars in "CSI: New York," is best known for
his Oscar-nominated turn as Lt. Dan Taylor in "Forrest Gump," which
won the best picture Academy Award in 1994.
Lt. Dan - the iconic character who lost his limbs in the Vietnam War -
created a connection between Mr. Sinise and veterans that reached far
beyond the big screen.
"His superb performance brought awareness of the lifelong sacrifice of
disabled veterans into the public consciousness in a remarkably
positive way," said retired Maj. Gary Weaver of the U.S. Marine Corps
and national director of communications for Disabled American
In 2004, Mr. Sinise, wanting to do more, formed the Lt. Dan Band, a
jam band created almost exclusively to entertain the troops in and out
of war zones.
"It´s very important that you know we are grateful," the bass guitar
playing Mr. Sinise recently said while performing at the Pentagon.
"The sacrifice you and your families make - you are not forgotten."
Miss Tyk recalled their first performance: "There were only about 30
of us present - at tops - at the Great Lakes Naval Base. I said to my
colleague, 'Oh, another actor band.' Then the magic happened. During
the break, Gary took the microphone and addressed the troops from the
heart. He spoke about his commitment to them, to our country and how
much he appreciated their willingness to protect and fight for our
freedoms. That is the moment I knew he was the 'genuine article.' You
could actually feel his love for them."
Miss Tyk recalled another memorable experience with Mr. Sinise.
"We picked up Gary at 5 a.m.," she wrote. "I felt somewhat crabby
because I had to get up very, very early to get him to the CBS
studios. There he was in front of the residence waiting for us with a
smile on his face eagerly waiting to help. I thought to myself, Sharon
you need to learn a lesson from this man. Look at him, he´s honored
and thrilled to help and he´s not even getting paid to do this and you
are! His love for the mission that day completely changed my thought
process. He is the perfect example of 'you teach what you live.' "
Lt. Col. Scott Rainey concurred: "If I have learned anything from over
25 years of being around troops it is that they are among the most
perceptive of souls. It is virtually impossible to 'pull the wool over
their eyes.' Insincerity and falseness are immediately recognized for
what they are and those who demonstrate these characteristics are
quickly marginalized and ignored. What I learned within the first 10
minutes of meeting Gary Sinise at a dusty airbase in Kuwait last July
was that these character flaws are completely absent in this patriotic
and selfless man."
Spc. Jason M. Hale, who encountered Mr. Sinise at Camp Ramadi, e-
mailed: "He was the only celebrity that came to take pictures with us
where we worked on base, and you had the feeling that if he could, he
would have grabbed a weapon and gone on patrol with us. That's how
much he connected with the troops. He's one of those Hollywood guys
who doesn't act like he's from Hollywood, and to those who are living
in the desert, putting their lives on the line, that's quite
To get a sense of the scope of what Mr. Sinise means to soldiers like
Spc. Hale, filmmaker and Army 82d Airborne veteran Jonathan Flora
followed him and his band to Afghanistan and Iraq in 2008. He recounts
one time when he witnessed one of Mr. Sinise´s typical interactions
with the troops.
"It was hot, Iraq hot when we stopped at a check point before entering
an FOB (Forward Operating Base). Gary began speaking with a soldier
through the window and soon we were all standing outside so he could
have his picture taken with him and a few of his buddies. Soon there
were at least fifty guys around him and he greets each one as he
always does. This is an unscheduled stop and we are being urged to
move on so as to be on time for his next stop, but Gary, still, meets
with each one and gives them their time. Finally, we have to move on
as he says good-bye to the last soldier.
"As we are about to get into the vehicle we hear the guys yelling and
in the distance is one more soldier. He is dressed in full battle-
rattle humping as fast as he can in this unbearable heat to get to
Gary before he leaves. He had just been relieved from his point and
heard that Gary Sinise had stopped by the check point, and he was
determined not to miss him. Gary without hesitation stopped and waited
and he greeted this young man as if he was the first man in line, full
of enthusiasm and appreciation.
"When we did finally get into the vehicle I mentioned to Gary how I
observe how he makes each and every man or woman feel special and
appreciated, he paused in thought before answering, as he often does,
and then says with a heavy heart, 'It's because we don't know what the
next hour holds for them. As tired as I might get sometimes, and I do,
it is nothing compared to what they go through day-after-day with the
price they are so readily willing to pay.' "
Fox News will be broadcasting Mr. Flora´s one-hour special in prime
time on Jan. 10.
Deb Rickert of Operation Support our Troops said it best about Mr.
Sinise, the recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal.
"In an age when the public often lavishes epitaphs of greatness on
celebrities merely because they are famous, the military community
bestows the simple title of friend on Gary Sinise truly because that
is what he is to us."
Andrew Breitbart is the founder of the news Web site breitbart.com and
is co-author of "Hollywood Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - the
Case Against Celebrity."
Thanks for posting that article Fruitbat! :thumbsup: It surely was looong to read! but I managed to read it and I'm quite proud I succeed!
It's just have to admire him...:adore:
Awww, how sweet. It's nice to know that Gary's really making an effort to help both the troops and Iraqi kids. The way he has of making the troops feel individually special and appreciated is especially sweet, as I'm guessing they don't get that often. I like to that he's out in Iraq helping the kids, maybe giving a slightly more positive image of America to some of the civlians out there than certain other individuals *coughBushcough*. I think his and LH's work out there shows that some good can/has come out of American involvement with Iraq. I love to that he's doing this work because he wants to and believes in it, not just for photo shoots. I love too that he does what he's doing 'quietly', not in a 'look at me, I'm a celebrity and I'm doing all this charity stuff aren't I amazing?' way. It's good to know he's getting recogniton and appreciation too.
Fruitbat, thanks so much for posting that article, what an amazing, inspiring read it was! *sniffle* It brought tears to my eyes. Lovely to read about Gary's work and selflessness, and just as lovely to read the wonderful comments from people who have gotten to know and admire him through his work. :thumbsup:
Thanks for posting FB!
It nearly made me cry, too It's nice to hear stories like these and to have Gary be the center of it. Warms my heart no end. Gary's truly one of a kind. I wubs him so
Just a passing thought really...I wonder what Gary is getting or doing for Christmas?
I think he'd ask for some quality time with his family...because that's the kinda guy he is :thumbsup:
I agree with bumble bee that he'll probably spend time with his family. Cause I believe acting and playing with the band is takeing lot of his time...
And also cause he seems to be family-loving man! Like bumble bee said.
I admire it! :adore: Cause in these days people are so busy all the time and having some time with family isn't that much...Sad...
wow. it just hit me. have you realized that most of the characters he played are of those serving the country? In Forest Gump, he played Lt. Dan, then in CSI Mac Taylor was once a Marine officer. Those roles must've been more than tailor-made.
it's never easy entertaining troops around the world, especially if you get all emotional easily hearing their experiences that is why i salute Gary & his Lt. Dan Band for their contributions to entertain their troops. i still remember his answer in the Inquirer interview. he would rather choose to jam with his band in a big gig rather than anything else (can't remember the other choices were). good answer :thumbsup:
hmmm, they've been quite around the world so i hope they would drop by the our country and jam with the soldiers based there, not to mention our very own bands. hah, his jaw'll probably drop! :lol:
I bet Gary is going back to Chicago for Christmas, since both hi mand his wife are from there and they're families live there.
I do wonder what his kids and family are getting him?? he seems like one of those people that have everything, so what do you get him??
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