The Upstairs Lounge Fire

Duane George “Mitch” Mitchell

Duane George “Mitch” Mitchell (pictured on left), 31, beauty supply salesman and MCC assistant pastor, died going back into fire to save his partner, Louis Horace Broussard (see above). Mitch & Horace had dropped off Mitch’s sons at a nearby movie theater while they went to the Upstairs. Mitch was known for his Queen Victoria impersonation.
Source: Johnny Townsend collection
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