The point re. the name "Garand" is that it is a myth that it was not used until well after the rifle was taken out of service. Further, if you are seriously suggesting that Hatcher only uses it as opposed to the Johnson, then I recommend you go back and read his book and, more importantly, the various Ordinance department documents which clearly refer to the M1 as a Garand.
Here is a thread on another forum that provides proof positive:
Let's put this myth to rest, shall we?
Or, on the other hand, keep arguing about this one ad naseum.
That's fun too!