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Brother David Darst was born James McGinnis Darst in 1941 and became a Christian Brother at the age of 18.

He was a teacher, peace activist, and writer on social justice issues. Teaching religion to high school students in Omaha and later St. Louis, Darst began to reflect on the morality of the War in Vietnam. He became active in draft resistance, sending back his draft card in 1967. As a result, he lost his clerical deferment, was drafted, but refused induction.

Darst volunteered for the Catonsville Nine action after hearing about the Baltimore Customs House raid and traveled to Baltimore shortly before the event. During the raid, he served as the "look-out" man.

After the trial and before he could serve his prison term, Darst was killed in an auto crash near Auburn, Nebraska.

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