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Old January 13, 2013, 10:10 PM   #12
Bob Wright
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A further word about soldiers and the use of the name "Garand."

When I was in the Army in basic training, the draft was still very much in effect. When told the M1 was gas operated, many asked questions such as "How (Or where) do you get the gas in?"

And, "How long does the gas last?" or , "How often do you have to fill it up?"

These were serious questions, not smart alecks trying to sharp shoot the instructor. If any recruits were at all familiar with rifles, it was a.22 or a .30-30.

You think these boys knew who John C. Garand was? Not a chance.

Bob Wright
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