‘Lt. Dan Band’ concert postponed after Gary Sinise involved in wreck

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Marine Cpl. J.B. Kerns

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Gary Sinise’s ‘Lt. Dan Band’ concert to benefit a Piedmont Marine injured in Afghanistan has been postponed after Sinise was involved in a wreck on Friday.

Sinise, a passenger, wasn’t seriously hurt in the wreck, Martinsville Speedway spokesman Mike Smith said in a news release. No other details about the wreck were provided.

The band and Sinise were going to perform at Martinsville High School on Saturday night to benefit Cpl. J.B. Kerns, 21. Kerns both of his legs and an arm in an IED explosion during his third tour in Afghanistan.

Sinise and his Wounded Warrior Organization heard about Kerns’ story and pledged to help Kerns build a new house.

The concert promoter hasn’t yet announced a new date, but it will be rescheduled in Martinsville, Smith said. The speedway will refund money to people who can’t make the new date, Smith said.

Sinise also was scheduled to be the grand marshal for Sunday’s racing festivities, but he will no longer be able to do that, either, Smith said.

Sinise is best known for his roles as Lt. Dan in “Forrest Gump” and Detective Mac Taylor in “CSI: New York.”