BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Gary Sinise and Kimo Williams met in 1997 while working together on a play called “A Streetcar Named Desire,” in Chicago. They continued to meet and have jam sessions on the guitar and bass, gradually adding other musicians. The Lt. Dan Band did their first USO tour in 2004, visiting Korea, Singapore and Diego Garcia – since then they average 30-40 shows a year, with 75% of the profits going towards the USO and other charities. The band name was chosen because Mr. Sinise was constantly recognized by a character he played in the movie “Forrest Gump” called Lt. Dan. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Susan Tracy)

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