“Lt. Dan” is coming to Memphis

Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will be in Memphis in November.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation are teaming up to host a benefit concert  Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in honor of Marine Cpl. Christian “CB” Brown.  The concert featuring Gary Sinise, well known for his role in “Forrest Gump” as Lt. Dan, and his band will be held at the Memphis Cook Convention Center and will launch “Operation CB,” an effort to raise money to build Brown a “smart home” in Munford.

Brown enlisted in 2009.  He was sent to Marjah, Afghanistan, for his first deployment and after returning safely, volunteered to redeploy to Afghanistan. He led 163 combat missions as squad leader.

In Dec. 2011, Brown stepped on an improvised explosive device and was seriously wounded. His treatment required, among other things, amputations of both legs.

Tickets for The Lt. Dan Band benefit concert on November 1st at the Memphis Convention Center are available at www.OperationCB.com.

A video announcing the event: