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Command Post, Scott AFB, IL, 11/13/81

Monday, February 1, 1982

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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