Clint Eastwood Korean War Vet
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Correction: An earlier version of this article said that Clint Eastwood served in the Korean War. Eastwood was drafted and served in the Army during the Korean War, but he was not deployed in Korea.

Gary Sinise, who is known for both his work in movies like Forrest Gump and for the work he’s done to help American veterans, is honoring the legendary Hollywood star Clint Eastwood for his service during the Korean War.

Sinise’s Foundation Honors Eastwood 

The Gary Sinise Foundation’s official Twitter account posted a photo of Eastwood and Sinise together over the weekend. 

On #SaturdaySalute, we recognize legendary actor, director, composer, and producer Clint Eastwood. A longtime pal of our very own, @GarySinise, he continues his service to his brothers and sisters in arms through his generous support of GSF,” the caption of the photo read. “Mr. Eastwood, we salute you!”

During his time serving in the military, Eastwood was a passenger on a Navy AD-1Q torpedo bomber that developed engine problems and crashed just off the coast of California. Eastwood and the pilot then swam two miles to shore in freezing cold water.

After being honorably discharged from the Army in 1953, Eastwood launched a hugely successful career in Hollywood that he still continues to this day. 

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Sinise Celebrates Memorial Day

Last week, Sinise celebrated Memorial Day, telling Fox News that it “has been a longstanding tradition of remembrance for me and my family.”

“As a nation, it’s incredibly important to honor the families of the fallen — the heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting and defending our country,” he said. “Through my many travels, visiting combat zones, our wounded in the hospitals and especially spending time with our precious families of our fallen heroes — it has become a personal life mission to honor and remember those who selflessly serve and sacrifice so much.”

“That is one of the many reasons why I created the Gary Sinise Foundation, because I want all our defender communities, our veterans, service members, first responders and their families who sacrifice alongside them to always know that there are grateful Americans who love and appreciate them,” he explained. “And we’re here for them before, during and after the battle.”

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Sinise’s Foundation 

Sinise has spent years going above and beyond to help veterans through his foundation. 

“Freedom and security are precious gifts that we, as Americans, should never take for granted,” Sinise said on the foundation’s website. “We must do all we can to extend our hand in times of need to those who willingly sacrifice each day to provide that freedom and security. While we can never do enough to show gratitude to our nation’s defenders, we can always do a little more.”

It should come as a surprise to nobody that Sinise is good friends with a patriotic veteran like Eastwood. We’re glad to see his foundation giving Eastwood the type of tribute that he deserves! 

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