In Illinois: Festival of the Fed-Up

Dennis Barrett, in camouflage fatigues and walrus mustache, is telling about the first man he killed. "He was running toward me and I got him with 18 bullets right in the chest, brrrrrrrt! So I go over to where he went down, and he's not there. I finally find his body 50 ft. away. Now it seems medically impossible he could have crawled that far with his heart and lungs tore clean out like that. But one thing you have to learn is that people don't die the way they do in John Wayne movies....

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