Deserters: Aggressive Campaign

Three months after they skipped ship in Japan to show their opposition to the war, America's most celebrated Viet Nam deserters—four young sailors from the carrier Intrepid—finally found comfortable berths in a hospitable Sweden last week. Given asylum on "humanitarian" rather than political grounds by Sweden's Aliens Commission, the sailors—John Barilla, age 20, Richard D. Bailey, 19, Craig W. Anderson, 20, and Michael A. Linder, 19—marked their farewell to arms by lifting champagne glasses in toasts to peace, expanding on their views before ever-present bands of Swedish and foreign reporters and cameramen...

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