James Beck holds a puppy while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s.
James Beck holds a puppy while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s. Courtesy photo Nancy Uitto
James Beck holds a puppy while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s. Courtesy photo Nancy Uitto

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July 14, 2017 9:45 PM

He moved to a care facility, and died 36 hours later on a mattress in the lobby

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