NEW YORK -- Gary Sinise, at right, and Jeff Vezain perform with the Lt. Dan Band at the New York Army National Guard’s armory on Lexington Avenue March 18 in tribute to the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry. Sinise, an acclaimed actor who stars in the CBS hit television series CSI:NY has won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in the mega hit movie Forest Gump. He teamed up with Vietnam veteran Kimo Williams to form the Lt. Dan Band in 2004 and has entertained tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel all over the world. Proceeds from the event will benefit the SSG Chistian P. Engeldrum Memorial Scholarship Fund. Chris Engeldrum was a NY City Firefighter assigned to Ladder Company 61 in the Bronx, responded to the terror attacks on September 11, 2001 and went on to serve with the “Fighting 69th” in Iraq. Engledrum was killed in action on November 24, 2004.
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