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The Journal, Pensacola, FL

Friday, April 1, 1966

When Pensacola, Fla., tavern owner, Earl Childress, surprised an armed thug in the store after closing hours, he drew a pistol and ordered him to halt. The intruder lunged and Childress fired. When the bandit lunged a second time, the tavern owner mortally wounded the man.

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