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Posted: 10/3/2005 9:38:35 PM EDT
16 year-old Richard Hart left his home in New York in 1908, wanting to see the world. He joined the circus and travelled all over the Midwest. When World War I broke out, he enlisted in the Army and was sent to France, where he proved to be an excellent marksman and a good soldier, eventually being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

After returning from the war, Richard married and settled down in Nebraska, where he made a name for himself as a Deputy U.S. Marshal and a Prohibition Agent. He became known as "Two-Gun" Hart, and also worked for a time with the U.S. Indian Service. At one point, he was the bodyguard for President Calvin Coolidge.

What most people at the time did not know however, was that Richard Hart was not his real name. He changed it after returning home from the war, because he was ashamed of his younger brothers and how they had forever dishonored the family name. He did not want people to associate him with his brothers' infamy.

His real name?



James Vincenzo Capone.
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