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Gustav Hasford

Gustav Hasford (1947-1993) of Haleyville, Winston County, served in the Marines during the Vietnam War. He later wrote The Short Timers and The Phantom Blooper based on his experiences, and co-wrote the screenplay to Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket , adapted from The Short Timers .
Courtesy of Jason Aaron, gustavhasford.blogspot.com