Travel: Coming Home The Hard Way

Coming Home The Hard Way

It was not the traditional homecoming: being confined to the Marine base in Quantico, Va. But Douglas Beane, 39, who was facing a court-martial when he deserted the Marines in Viet Nam in 1970, is not a typical returning traveler. Arrested last December when he applied for a visa at a U.S. consulate in Australia, Beane won a court battle that allowed him to stay in that country. Instead, he voluntarily decided to return to the U.S. so he could visit his ailing father in West Rutland, Vt. But when he landed at Los Angeles airport, U.S. marshals arrested him, and...

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