November 24, 2009 4:02 PM

No smoke, just a sandstorm as Lt. Dan plays Afghanistan

For a crowd of 400 Marines, soldiers, sailors, airmen and contractors Tuesday, Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band, named for the character Sinise played in the movie Forrest Gump, might as well have been U2. The crowd roared and snapped photos as the band ripped through a long set of high-energy cover tunes that for a couple of hours drove off the dust, the danger and the boredom that characterizes fighting in Afghanistan.

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