War hero and movie star to lead Fort Belvoir | InsideNova

Fort Belvoir’s incoming garrison commander is a highly decorated war hero, West Point graduate, and arguably the New York Giants number one fan.

And, Col. Greg Gadson, who currently directs the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program, can now add movie star to his impressive resume, thanks to his role as Lt. Col. Mick Canales in the recently released “Battleship.”

Gadson said movie director Peter Berg called him at home one day and told him about the project.

“I said I’d give it a shot,” he said. “He really believed in the project and is a very patriotic man and stayed after me. Here we are two years later, almost.”

Gadson did his own stunts in the movie and won’t rule out future appearances on the big screen.

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You have to read a bit further to learn he’s also a double amputee.  LTC Gadson is a tough hombre.