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The Day, New London, CT, 10/5/81

Friday, January 1, 1982

Navy veteran Ernest Regneri made good use of his Shore Patrol experience when a burglar broke into his New London, Conn., home. Regneri pulled a .32 ACP automatic and held the criminal for police. "I haven't got a whole lot," Regneri said, "but what I've got, I like to protect."

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