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Despite the obvious irony, Justin Lawler, a Brunswick area homeless man of almost 3 years, is proud of his Def Leppard Pyromania shirt. The shirt, which Mr. Lawler obtained from the Salvation Army last year, has been his “go-to shirt” whenever he’s feeling low. Sometimes he builds fires when them breezy north winds kick up.