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Gustav Hasford (1947–1993)

Gustav Hasford was born in 1947, in Russellville, Alabama. He joined the Marines right out of school in 1967 and used his experiences as a Combat Correspondent in Vietnam to write his first novel, The Short-Timers, which Stanley Kubrick turned into Full Metal Jacket (1987). Hasford's second novel, published in 1990, was a sequel to The ... See full bio »


(age 45) in Ithaca, Greece

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 1987 Full Metal Jacket (novel "The Short Timers") / (screenplay)

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Combat Journalism (1968-9): stories for "Sea Tiger", "Pacific Stars & Stripes", and "Leatherneck magazine". - "NVA Suicide Frogmen Fail To Destroy Da Nang Bridge" By Cpl. Gustav Hasford - "Baseball Caps" By LCpl. Gustav Hasford (ISO, 1stMarDiv) See more »

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He married Charlene Broock in September 1978. In his 1979 novel "The Short-Timers", Leonard ("Private Pyle") names his M-14 rifle "Charlene". See more »



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