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Offline iam4liberty

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« on: October 03, 2018, 06:54:40 PM »
Wow.  They estimate only 2% of these brave men and women are still alive.  But they will not be forgotten as long as these are in our hands.

http://www.gunsandgunsmiths.com/m1-garand-rifle-438987/

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 07:47:20 PM »
Thanks

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Re: 438987
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 05:14:58 AM »
Great incite,I love the old battle rifles ,even though they are from before my time.  WOOD and STEEL make for impressive weaponry.

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 06:17:52 AM »
To his dying day, my father could tell you the windage and elevation clicks on the Garand he was issued in 1942.  It's tough to realize that the youngest WWII veterans are now in their 90's.

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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 06:58:54 AM »
Another of the great ones has passed on.



http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/nations-oldest-living-veteran-richard-overton-dies-in-austin-at-age-112

Nation's oldest living veteran Richard Overton dies in Austin at age 112

Overton was born near Bastrop in 1906 and served in the army for three years during World War II. He spent the majority of his life in Austin and was often seen on the porch of his home, which he built in East Austin in 1945.

He gave credit to God for his longevity, but he always said cigars and whiskey helped.

“I been smoking cigars from when I was 18 years old, I’m still a smoking ‘em. 12 a day,” he said.



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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 07:28:24 AM »

He gave credit to God for his longevity, but he always said cigars and whiskey helped.

“I been smoking cigars from when I was 18 years old, I’m still a smoking ‘em. 12 a day,” he said.[/i]

This could have been said by my WWII grandfather.  I swear, the health admonitions against smoking and daily whiskey did NOT apply to him.  I miss him dearly.