Air Force S/Sgt. Lee Trennel saw a burglar ransacking the
apartment of his neighbor, an Air Force nurse, in Mascoutah, Ill.
The antenna maintenance specialist grabbed a .22 rifle and
confronted the criminal, who gave up without protest. "I wouldn't
hesitate to do the same thing again," Trennel said. "It was just
something I had to do."
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