Actor Gary Sinise is probably best known for his role as Lt. Dan in the movie "Forrest Gump."
His character suffers the loss of both of his legs in the movie.
Now, Sinise is coming to the aid of a real-life wounded warrior with the same injury as his movie character.
On Oct. 4, Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band will play a benefit concert at the Lila Cockrell Theater to raise funds to get a "Smart Home" built for U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Travis Green.
Green is a South Texas native who lost both of his legs while serving in Afghanistan.
The home will have many automated features -- such as counter space and cabinets that can move to wheelchair-level -- that are controlled with the use of a tablet or smart phone.
"It gives the injured service member their freedom and their dignity back," said John Hodge, director of operations for the Stephen Stiller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization that works closely wit the Gary Sinise Foundation to help Wounded Warriors. "They can be comfortable in their home probably for the first time since they were injured."
The reason why Sinise goes all over the country doing concerts like this is because he's driven by his own personal experience.
"I've been motivated, quite completely and totally, by the Vietnam Veterans in my family who were forgotten when they came home from war and we don't want that to ever happen again," Sinise said.
According to Hodge, Sinise underwrites the cost of putting on the concerts, allowing 100 percent of the gate receipts to go to getting the Smart Homes built.