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Old September 28, 2012, 01:46 PM   #50
Brian Pfleuger
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Well, that didn't take long...

Dear Mr. Pfleuger:

The rifle that hung in President Kennedy's Oval Office was a Spencer Carbine rifle. It was given to President Kennedy on his birthday, May 29, 1963 by the United States Army in recognition of President Kennedy's interest in the American soldier. The Spencer carbine rifle was one of the most popular firearms of the Civil War.

I am attaching a low resolution image of the rifle to this e-mail. I am also CCing our Audio Visual archivist, Laurie Austin as she might have a photograph of the presentation ceremony of the rifle to President Kennedy.

If you have any further questions on the rifle, please let me know.


Heather L. Joines
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