Actor Gary Sinise, who played Lt. Dan in “Forrest Gump,” is helping wounded veterans rebuild their lives by building them smart homes.

Through a partnership with Building for America’s Bravest, the Gary Sinise Foundation gave Staff Sgt. Travis Mills the keys to his new home today. Mills is one of the five surviving quadruple amputee service members who were hurt in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mills, who will live in the home with his wife and young daughter, phoned in to “On The Record” today to surprise Sinise.


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“I can’t thank you enough, you know, I get to take my daughter home today, sir,” he told Sinise.

“Welcome home, buddy,” Sinise said.

Sinise told Greta Van Susteren,“We can’t forget that we’ve been at war for 13 years and we’ve got so many wounded out there […] that are gonna have life challenges for years to come, their families are gonna have those challenges. If we can provide him this opportunity to have a happy life for what he’s given, […] all four limbs, then that’s just a way that we can serve.”


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Watch the touching segment above.