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Name: Caudle, Hal M.


Historical Note:

Hal M. Caudle, a native of North Carolina joined the U.S. Coast Guard at seventeen and was stationed at Port Everglades in Florida. He was on board U.S. Guard Patrol 249 that intercepted James Horace Alderman's rum smuggling activities on August 7, 1927.

These incidents resulted in the trial and first  hanging in Broward County.  Mr. Caudle narrates these events in "The Hanging at Bahia Mar" published in 1976.







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