Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band rock Charleston

Veterans parade into the stadium before the start of the concert during the Lt. Dan Band benefit concert Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Paul Zoeller/Staff

Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band rocked the crowd at The Citadel’s Johnson Hagood Stadium Saturday night.

The concert was a benefit for The Independence Fund, which helps provide injured troops with the tools, therapies and guidance that they otherwise are not receiving.

Since playing the role of disabled Vietnam War veteran Lt. Dan in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump,” Sinise has spent a lot of his free time performing and raising money for injured troops.