Sunday, July 02, 2006

Tom Hanks inducted into U.S. Army's Ranger Hall of Fame

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — Tom Hanks has been inducted into the U.S. Army's Ranger Hall of Fame as an honorary member, the first actor to receive such an honor. Hanks, 49, was unable to attend Thursday's induction ceremony. He was cited for his role in "Saving Private Ryan" and his continued commitment to honoring those who served in World War II. The actor played a World War II Army Ranger company commander in the 1998 film, directed by Steven Spielberg. He was also honored for being among the writers, producers and directors of the Emmy-winning 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers." [More]


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