Thank you for sharing this.
This is a discussion on Springfield Armory M1 Garand, ready for inspection within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Forgive the cross-post from another forum (arfcom), but this one got my eyes pretty misty in less than 44 seconds. Son presents his father with ...
Forgive the cross-post from another forum (arfcom), but this one got my eyes pretty misty in less than 44 seconds.
Son presents his father with the exact M1 that his father used in the Marines. The son speaks PG4. - AR15.COM
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Thank you for sharing this.
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How cool is that! there are some good people in this world and this is a testament to it.
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Wow, thats a damn miracle he found the same gun.
Was his son the Marine? Or did he have the marine deliver it?
either way, just wow.
thanks for sharing.
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That was just awesome!
Nothing like the M1 Garand. Even after being around for over 70 years, that rifle is still great. I know I'd love to have one.
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I am a proud owner of a SA M1 Garand. Mine was built late '56 or 57 and when I hold it I can't help but wonder what it's back story is.
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Cool, gave me a shiver just watching. Thanks for posting.
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Such an honor!
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My wife's grandfather fought in Korea but never talked about it to anyone. He was a great guy, friendly, and soft spoken. When I received my first CMP Garand he came by to visit us for some reason. He saw the rifle, asked if he could handle it, began working the action and crying. He told me stories about how the M1 saved his life so many times, showed me a few things I didn't know, and just seemed extremely happy. He never talked about it again, but for that short time I saw how passionate he was about the rifle, and how many good memories he had from what seemed to be a difficult period of his life.
It is heartwarming to see things like this.
Wow it's amazing that he found the same rifle
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Very cool story.
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Thank you Smitty.
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