Friday, July 13, 2012

1904 - A Button Saved His Life

Button Saved His Life
Special to The Inquirer

READING, Pa., Aug. 17 - A button saved the life of Allen R. Dunkelberger when he and several friends were engaged in target practice with a .32-calibre revolver. As one of his companions pulled the trigger, Dunkelberger, who had his back turned, faced about and happened to step in the way. The bullet hit him in the stomach, but encountered a metal button, which broke its force. The bullet penetrated Dunkelberger's flesh, but he extracted it himself and walked home.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 18, 1904