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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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Poem: "Bedtime Story", in 'Winning Hearts and Minds' (1972); edited by Jan Barry, Basil T. Paquet and Larry Rottmann: 1st Casualty Press. Reprinted in: 'Carrying the Darkness', edited by W.D. Ehrhart; Texas Tech University Press, 1985. See more »

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A voracious reader and bibliophile, he was sentenced to six months in jail in 1988 for stealing 748 books from nine libraries throughout the country. See more »



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