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Gary Sinise gets Hollywood star

Press Association logoPress Association 17/04/2017 By David Mercer, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent

Gary Sinise has paid tribute to military veterans as he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 actor was joined by members of the armed forces and emergency services during the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.

The 62-year-old was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Vietnam War veteran Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump and created the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2003 to support servicemen and women.

On stage, Sinise thanked WWII veterans for "defeating tyranny over 70 years ago".

"Just imagine the world if we had not succeeded in defeating that tyranny all those years ago," he said.

"I'm grateful for these heroes and all who continue to defend us.

Sinise was presented with the 2,606th star on the Walk of Fame.

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