Long before he got into acting, Eastwood was conscripted into the U.S. Army back in 1950. This period coincided with the war in Korea, and the future star became a lifeguard, stepping up for the good of his country not long after coming out of high school.
And Eastwood was stationed at Fort Ord in California – an army post that has been closed since 1994. To make ends meet, he would serve during the day while working nights as a bouncer. However, one journey during his service almost turned fatal.