About MSG John E. Masson
On October 16, 2010, while conducting Village Stability Operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Msg. Masson stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost three extremities to preserve freedom for us. With the immediate knowledge that he had lost both legs and his dominant arm, he aided his fellow Medical Sergeant and teammates in treating his wounds – actions which clearly saved his life. Masson received the Purple Heart Medal for his injuries and a second Bronze Star Medal for his actions in combat.
On October 16, 2010, while conducting Village Stability Operations in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Msg. Masson stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) and lost three extremities to preserve freedom for us.
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About SSgt. Thomas McRae
Tom McRae joined the Marines fresh out of school. He served three combat tours in Iraq and was serving on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team leader when he was injured from an improvised explosive device (IED). He was patrolling a Marine patrol base on foot on Jan. 16, 2012 to investigate an explosive threat, when an IED was detonated under him. Both of McRae’s legs and his left arm were amputated, and he sustained injuries to his brain and eyes.
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All proceeds from this concert will benefit the construction of two Smart Homes for each of these heroes.
About Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band
“Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band” concerts are an integral part of the success of Building for America’s Bravest™. Not only do the concerts provide an opportunity to raise funding for the construction of each Smart Home, but more importantly, in support of each wounded warrior, the concerts 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 each wounded warrior and their family allows for long-term, sustainable support.
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