WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 30: Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese pose for a photo during the Honoring Our Fallen Warriors Wreath-Laying ceremony at the National World War II Memorial, National Mall on May 30, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
A benefit concert headlined by actor and musician Gary Sinise is being held at Coast Guard Island in Alameda on Friday.
The "Lt. Dan Band," which got its name from Sinise's role as a Vietnam War soldier in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," will play a free concert dedicated to military members, veterans and their families, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.
Sinise, who currently stars as a detective on the CBS television show "CSI: NY," moonlights as a bass player in the band, which has performed for thousands of military members stationed in the U.S. and overseas.
Sinise has veterans in his family and has been working with military groups since the 1980s, according to the Coast Guard.
The concert, which will be held in the base gym at Coast Guard Island, will not be open to the public.
Information about the band's public concerts are available on its website, www.ltdanband.com.