A reluctant legend has died. But his deeds live on. Capt. Billy Sandifer fought his last fight on March 30. He was a Coast Guard licensed captain, qualified to guide on the Gulf. He grew up tough in Premont, south of Alice. Most who challenged that wished they hadn’t.

A raw-boned, 155-pounder becoming a bouncer in a biker bar attested to that. He also handled guns with deadly precision. During basic training, an instructor observed his bullseye-riddled target and said, “Nice shooting, Audie.”


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