On July 6, 2011 Michael was on combat foot patrol in Afghanistan when he was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED), resulting in him losing both of his legs and his left arm. He also sustained a traumatic brain injury because of the explosion. Eight months after arriving at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Michael made his way home to Tampa, Florida where he was greeted by thousands of supporters. He had one request of those who were in attendance as part of his homecoming, “I just want to ask you to pray for the guys who are still in Afghanistan, and for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines recovering in Bethesda, San Antonio, and Balboa.” Read his full bio.
All proceeds from this concert will benefit the construction of SGT Michael Nicholson’s Smart Home.
About Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band concerts are integral to the success of our R.I.S.E. program and its Smart Homes construction initiative. Not only do the concerts provide an opportunity to raise the funding to build each Smart Home, they also serve as a vehicle to Entertain, Educate, Inspire, Strengthen and Build Communities — which is at the core of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission. Creating public awareness for our wounded heroes and their families allows for long-term, sustainable support.
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