Son finds rifle that dad used in Korea


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Poper
September 23, 2008, 04:41 PM
http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/style/28700359.html?elr=KArksUUUU

Awesome!

Son finds rifle that dad used in Korea
Jim Richardson's gift for his father's 79th birthday was a long shot.

Virgil Richardson fondly remembered the M1 Garand rifle he carried as a soldier during the Korean War. He even still had the weapon's serial number.

Using that number, Jim Richardson went online and found the firearm at a Kentucky gun broker.

"I couldn't even talk when he gave it to me," Virgil Richardson said.

About 7 million of the rifles were produced, making the odds of finding the right one so long that the broker didn't believe the serial number matched, said Jim Richardson, 54, of Frankenmuth, Mich.

"The soldiers couldn't bring the rifles back with them," he said. "They stayed in Korea" until the 1980s.

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Dgreno
September 23, 2008, 05:17 PM
Wow. what are the odds.

Legionnaire
September 23, 2008, 05:56 PM
Now that is cool!

Cougfan2
September 23, 2008, 05:59 PM
Put a big smile on my face!!! :D

Car Knocker
September 23, 2008, 06:00 PM
Ongoing thread here: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=394235&highlight=Korea

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