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Subject:Ben and Mike Risinger
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The following article appeared on the front page of
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 1, 1932:

Mike Risinger
Accidentally Shot
While Hunting

Brother, Ben Risinger, is Killed; no Charges Are Filed

Mike Risinger of Encino is in the Alice Hospital receiving treatment of gunshot wounds sustained while hunting on his ranch near Rachal last Sunday.
His brother, Ben Risinger, who accompanied him on the hunting trip was killed by the same shot.
The two brothers were shot by Roberto Perez, a Mexican residing on the ranch, who was also hunting.
The accident occurred about a mile from the ranch house near Falfurrias while the brothers were stalking turkeys, when he saw a movement in the
underbrush, and believing the objects which he saw in the thick undergrowth were turkeys, fired. One shot struck Ben Risinger in the heart and the other
shots sprayed Mike’s legs. Ben Risinger lived about an hour and a half after the accident occurred.
No charges were filed against Perez, members of the family said Monday, as the accident was clearly accidental.


The following article appeared on the front page of
The Alice Echo
Alice, Texas, Thursday, December 8, 1932

Mike Risinger, Is
Eligible for Title
‘Most-Shot-at’ man

Mike Risinger, patient at the Alice Hospital receiving treatment for gunshot wounds received while hunting several days ago, is almost eligible for the
title of the world’s “most-shot-at” man.
During the World War Mr. Risinger, member of the American Expeditionary Forces, was wounded by German gunfire in the Argonne Forest.
Surviving the bullets and shrapnel of enemy gunfire, he returned home only to become the accidental target of a friendly turkey hunter.
Mr. Risinger was wounded in France November 2, 1918. the hunting accident in which he was shot occurred November 27, 1932.