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Posted: 8/11/2005 4:59:38 AM EDT
I had no clue



Civil Service employee John Garand was in a class all by himself, much like the weapons he created. Garand was Chief Civilian Engineer at the Springfield Armory in Massachusetts. Garand invented a semiautomatic .30 caliber rifle, known as the M-1 or "the Garand," which was adopted in 1936 after grueling tests by the Army. It was gas-operated, weighed under 10 pounds, and was loaded by an 8-round clip. It fired more than twice as fast as the Army's previous standard-issue rifle and was praised by General George S. Patton, Jr., as "a magnificent weapon" and "the most deadly rifle in the world."
For the M-1 and numerous other technical innovations related to weaponry, Garand received no monetory award other than his modest Civil Service salary. A bill introduced in Congress to grant him $100,000 did not pass. He was, however, awarded a Medal for Meritorious Service in 1941 and a U.S. Government Medal for Merit in 1944.

JOHN CANTIUS GARAND





Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:00:48 AM EDT
That's what they said TWO minutes ago on the History channel......
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:00:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 5:01:28 AM EDT by 4v50]
Born in St. Remi, Canada. It's near Montreal. I've been to St. Remi but the town hall burned down in the '60s so they don't know where the Garand farm was at. The kiddie school he attended still stands though.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:01:28 AM EDT
He was also a Mormon

SGatr15
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:02:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
That's what they said TWO minutes ago on the History channel......


watching the same program. I saw it before but I never caught that info
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:06:57 AM EDT
Sacre bleu! Descendant of Surrender Monkeys? My worldview is quakeing.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:09:50 AM EDT
Does that mean 'En Bloc' is pronounced Own Blehk ?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:19:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Does that mean 'En Bloc' is pronounced Own Blehk ?



En Bloc, Eh?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:20:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dolomite:
Does that mean 'En Bloc' is pronounced Own Blehk ?



No, but now that clips only hold 5.3 rounds.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:27:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HELOBRAVO:
That's what they said TWO minutes ago on the History channel......



I heard that too and darn near pooped my knickers


/had no idea
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:28:55 AM EDT
No.

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He was a Canadian.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:31:26 AM EDT
He also had an ice rink built into his living room so he could skate anytime he wanted to.

Gotta love those whacky gun geniuses.
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 5:39:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
He was also a Mormon

SGatr15



You sure you're not thinking of John Browning?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:24:46 AM EDT
He was born in Canada, but became an American citizen long before the rifle bearing his name came about. He moved to CT when he was but a lad....
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:26:15 AM EDT
He played for the Habs?

I love the guy even more now!

Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:28:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2005 7:28:37 AM EDT by MrPink123]

Originally Posted By ChiefPilot:
He was born in Canada, but became an American citizen long before the rifle bearing his name came aboot. He moved to CT when he was but a lad.... eh



fixed if for you
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 7:32:40 AM EDT
Garands kick ass.

vmax84
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:25:42 PM EDT
John Garand my have been Canadian, but he was more American than some Americans I know!


As far as I'm concerned, he was a great American Patriot.

PS. Piss on Canada
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