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Starsailor: Voyage into the Unknown

David Browne, Dream Brother, 2000

By early 1970, Larry Beckett had had an eventful 18 months, albeit in the worst ways. After being drafted, he had been assigned to a fort near Monterey in Northern California and another in Missouri. Desperate to get out before he was shipped to Vietnam, Beckett went AWOL and, upon being caught, was sentenced to the stockades.

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