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Old May 8, 2012, 09:07 PM   #66
smoakingun
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Join Date: April 12, 2009
Location: melrose, fl
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I made a phone call. To my grandad. He joined the corp in sept. 1939. He retired in 1972. According to him, in bootcamp he was trained with "the springfield". When he reported to his first ship, he carried the 1911. When he went to the infantry in july 1942 he was issued "the Garand". All I can say is, he would know what the Corp called it.
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