Milestones, Aug. 27, 1973

Divorced. Joan Baez, 32, folk singer and veteran antiwar activist; and David Harris, 27, who recently served 20 months in a federal penitentiary for refusing induction into the Army in 1968; after five years of marriage and one son; in Redwood City, Calif.

Died. Richard Tregaskis, 56, a war correspondent who hit the Solomon Islands beach with the first boatload of Marines in 1942 and recorded his experiences in a World War II classic, Guadalcanal Diary; apparently of drowning; in Honolulu. Although his 6-ft. 7-in. frame provided an easy target for enemy guns, Tregaskis...

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