Also, please note how the word "Garand" is pronounced when referring to the rifle. "Guh-rand" with second syllable emphasized.
John Garand's name, however, was pronounced: "Gerh-end" emphasis on first syllable, this is well documented in Julian Hatcher's definitive work on the Garand.
Familiar with that book?
Julian S. Hatcher, The Book of the Garand
, Washington, Infantry Journal Press, 1947 [Riling 2645]
What's that? Hatcher calls it a Garand?
What did he know? He was just the guy largely responsible for getting the Garand through the whole R&D, development and production cycle for years.
Another stupid person, I guess, who just doesn't know what he is talking about?