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The Free Press, Detroit, MI, 2/19/85

Wednesday, May 1, 1985

Fearing for his life and that of his blind, invalid wife, Hank Gdula bought a rifle after his Hamtramck, Mich., home was burglarized. A week later, Gdula heard noises in his home, grabbed his rifle and headed for the intruders, who took one look and fled. "They'd have raped her and killed me if I hadn't had the gun," Gdula said.

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