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Mark Hamill at Yokosuka, 1978
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: March 11, 2019
Scott Woodham ©Stars and Stripes
Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, June, 1978: Actor Mark Hamill, famous for his portrayal of Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars," talks with military family members during a visit to the Navy frigate USS Francis Hammond at Yokosuka. Hamill was student council president and a member of the Class of 1969 at the base's Nile C. Kinnick High School while his father, a Navy officer, was stationed there. At the time of his visit to the ship and his alma mater, he was working on the World War II film, The "Big Red One," and preparing for the "Star Wars" sequel.
Stars and Stripes' 1978 story about Mark Hamill at Yokosuka.