Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band to help build home for Tampa veteran Sgt. Mike Nicholson

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Tampa, Florida -- Famous for playing double-amputee Lt. Dan Taylor, actor Gary Sinise is coming to Tampa to launch a drive to build homes for real wounded warriors.

On Friday, May 10, the "Forrest Gump" actor and CSI: New York star will perform a fundraising concert with his band, the Lt. Dan Band, at Curtis Hixon Park in Downtown Tampa.

The concert will raise money for "Building for America's Bravest," an effort to build high-tech "smart houses" for a dozen of our country's most severely injured servicemembers during 2013.

Sinise's foundation is teaming up with the Tunnel to Towers Foundation to support the project and raise the approximately $500,000 needed to construct each home.

In an event Wednesday at Heroes Plaza in Downtown Tampa, Sinise will announce that the first home of 2013 will be constructed for South Tampa's Sgt. Mike Nicholson.

Nicholson lost an arm and both legs in an IED blast while serving in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan a year and a half ago.

In the almost 20 years since his role as Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump," Sinise has stayed devoted to the cause of helping severely wounded veterans.

For tickets to the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert, visit this website.

To contribute to the home for recently promoted Sgt. Mike Nicholson, visit this website.

Grayson Kamm, 10 News

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