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Actor Gary Sinise, perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, is a long-time supporter of America's military, veterans, first responders and their families. Among his many endeavors, Gary focuses much of his attention on helping wounded vets live normal lives.

Through his Gary Sinise Foundation, the actor teams up with Building for America's Bravest to build homes for wounded vets - outfitting them with specialized features designed to make their lives and those of their families easier - to give them “more independence,” as Gary says.

Gary sat down with Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday to talk about his most recent effort - building a home for quadruple-amputee Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his family. During the segment, the grateful sergeant called in to the show to thank Gary.

Try as he might to control his emotions, Travis was overwhelmed by the remarkable gift that will make his life, and that of his wife and little girl, easier.

While we often focus on the “bad guys” in Hollywood, sports, music and others in the public arena, it's patriots like Gary Sinise who are truly newsworthy - for the positive difference they make in people's lives.

As Gary is quoted as saying on his foundation's homepage:

“While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation's defenders, we can always do a little more.”

Amen, brother.