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Gary Sinise joins us now -- -- from a Los Angeles.
Gary -- -- -- you pop -- entities that I have to get him Erica and when I -- is my volume here we gonna adjust your volume get that right.
When I -- you pop up in -- to use just a moment ago I thought I was watching Forrest Gump the movie and but I did article that was made in 1994.
You have not aged.
-- -- I don't think -- you can't -- -- Kenya I guess you can hear you gotta expect that.
-- I didn't I can barely hear you about it is pretty.
-- you run the lieutenant Dan band -- and that makes money for our troops I got to tell you Gary fuel although one of the very very few Hollywood people who's out that.
Helping our guys overseas in the on forces you one of the very very few.
Well I I.
Look I am veterans and my family and I have a lot of veteran house -- of people serving in active duty and I just feel it's important as support our defenders out there they're they're working very very hard and you know you got people that have been deployed multiple multiple times and they.
You know they keep going whether there are on the front page or not they're still -- they're serving and and and dangerous environments around the world than.
I just feel it's important to support them and do and I can't help them.
I -- -- get into any kind of anti Hollywood thing that can you explain why it is that Hollywood.
Just doesn't seem to get on -- -- with -- military.
Well there there are several people -- that do they might do it quietly.
And you don't know I mean I have other other friends for in the industry and actually have gone with me on tours and I've asked people to come with needed to various bases around the country that I visit them.
And they do it there and there might not be as it is excessive as I am about an idea I just.
Have made it a part of my life to get out there and and support folks but there are the people that that are out there doing and I.
I can't speak for everybody but I know I know that other people that support our military on a regular basis -- we're a financial program as you may well.
And I was asked very financial questions if I'm -- Do you invest your own money.
Do I invest my own money were no obvious -- have so I -- rollers and I.
Pardon me do you control you control their own money.
And I have a business manager and I am an accountant and my of people like at the data help me out with some of those things.
Well I'm just interested to know whether and what you call the shots I mean like this morning we've got gold on a -- would you -- -- -- office I like gold as get into some more gold though.
The stock markets I got I'm.
Now Stuart I'm not that not going to be calling him today.
-- -- -- how much money have you raised using the they lieutenant Dan band how -- you got together.
Well the -- does various types of things we go on USO -- is obviously those aren't fundraisers.
We're just out -- support the troops and plan that -- boosts morale that kind of thing but I I I donate the man down a regular basis to various organizations that are trying to raise money to do good things.
In fact that just over the week and on Saturday night.
We played a concert in Wheaton Illinois called rock and for the troops we do this every every year it is Biggs troop support concert.
-- one of the things -- we're gonna do is some of the proceeds from that particular concert is to help build a home -- very severely wounded.
Warrior that lost both his arms and both his legs in a bombing in Afghanistan we're building special homes we unfortunately have three.
That have survived that injury.
And where I'm involvement with the Stephen -- children's foundation.
And in Illinois for this particular home that we're building in Illinois for corporal John -- I'm involved with operations order troops America.
And there -- graciously donating a portion of proceeds from Saturday night's concert.
Health build -- special home so I'm.
You know I'm involved in now a lot of different efforts.
That that raise money for various.
Organizations of various types of things and I -- -- my own troops support foundation -- -- -- foundation Gary Katz you know very very focused on that as well.
I -- to join myself and all I want to just join on myself at all obvious all of our company numbers you know during great -- and it's appreciated by everybody.
Thank you much -- pleasure to have you with us -- -- thank you.
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