Monday, November 9, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Twenty ninth in our series Hollywood Went to War, was feeling lucky...Clint Eastwood. While his story is not a war story per se, he suffered a close call in his service to our country that is noteworthy.

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In 1951, Eastwood...was then drafted into the United States Army and assigned to Fort Ord in California, where he was appointed as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. While returning from a weekend visit to his parents in Seattle, Washington, he was a passenger on a Douglas AD bomber that ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean near Point Reyes. Escaping from the sinking aircraft, he and the pilot swam 3 miles to safety.

Mr. Eastwood, we thank you for your service to our country.

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