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Old 10-04-2017, 10:01 PM   #1
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Here's a pic of my two Garands - both WWI-vintage Springfields.

http://www.springfieldforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1559&stc=1&d=150715426 9

The second photo is of my Dad, taken at Paris Island in July 1946. He was high shooter in his platoon and the photo was sent to his hometown paper - where my grandmother was a proofreader. I have the original photo, the press release and his scorebook (you can see the top of it in his breast pocket) in a case along with one of my Garands. I keep looking for the one he is holding - SA 2860035.

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Fine looking Garands Colonel !
Good luck on finding that serial number rifle.

Was Devious6 your radio call sign ?


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Fine looking Garands Colonel !
Good luck on finding that serial number rifle.

Was Devious6 your radio call sign ?
Yes it was - my call sign when I commanded the 101st MI BN. I spent 26 years on active duty - 13 in FA and then had an old knee injury almost get me medically discharged as a MAJ with 7th ID(L). I managed to convince a doctor that if I branch transferred to a non-combat arms I wouldn't have to run anymore. Two weeks later I pinned on MI brass and figured I'd make it to 20, maybe. SOmehow I still managed to get a BN CMD. Blessed.

I've found rifles within 50 of the SN of my Dad's. Found it listed on an old database, too, but the database was corrupted by people who were just adding numbers to screw with people. Had CMP search their files several times with no joy. But, I keep looking.
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Nice M1 Garands there Colonel...hope you eventually find your father's.


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