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Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, September 1, 1963

When Earl Galle, Jr., passed his closed suburban New Orleans, La., filling station and saw a trio of burglars looting it, he blocked the robbers' car with his own. Entering the station he ordered one to stand. When the bandit made a move, Galle felled him with one shot. The others fled.

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