Wounded in gun duel

Wounded in gun duel

Mrs. Evelyn Wenstrom of Santa Barbara, California, died Friday , second victim of a gun duwl between retired Army Majors. Her husband Maj. William H. Wenstrom, 45, was killed the night before in the point blank battle. Maj Buell Hammett, 44, his pelvic bone shattered by a bullet from Wenstrom's 38 pistol, clung to life in a hospital. Hammett, who emptied a 45 automatic at Wenstrom, his former friend, in an argument over state and home guard units here, said he fired in self defense. Ballistics experts were called to learn whose bullet killed Mrs Wenstrom, mother of two young children. 1940's

 

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