Sinise speaks in Augusta

Even though it is probably his most famous role, actor Gary Sinise seemed a bit startled when U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Terence Hardy blurted out a question about "Forrest Gump."

"Is it true they made a lot of that movie in Savannah?" said Hardy, a native of Hinesville.

"Yes," said the soft-spoken Sinise, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of amputee veteran Lt. Dan Taylor. "We did a lot of the (filming of the) Vietnam battle stuff. That was on Fripp Island."

Sinise met Hardy during his tour Thursday of the Active Duty Rehabilitation Unit at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. He also appeared this evening at a soldout fundraising dinner for wounded service members.

Read more about Sinise's visit to Augusta and view additional photos in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle.

 

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