Sinise and band rock out for Iowan who lost limbs

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — The Lt. Dan Band formed by actor Gary Sinise rocked out loud and proud for an Iowan who lost limbs to a bomb blast while serving in Afghanistan.

The band performed Saturday night in Cedar Falls to help raise money to build a high-tech “smart home” for Taylor Morris, who was wounded in May 2012.

Sinise named the band after his character in the movie “Forrest Gump.” Gate receipts from the concert hadn’t been totaled, but an organizer reported about $5,000 in walk-up ticket sales in less than an hour before the event at Gateway Park.

Morris remains in the U.S. Navy while recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington. He hopes to return to Cedar Falls in the next six to 12 months.

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