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This day in (firearm) history...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Frandy, Oct 8, 2006.

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  1. Frandy

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    October 8, 1918: Sgt. Alvin C. York almost single-handedly kills 25 Germans and captures 132 in the Argonne Forest in France.

    We salute you, Sargeant York!
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    hats off to you, true american rifleman
     
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    For a man that really didn't want to go to war, he proved himself when the battle started. You just never what a person has inside until the chips are down.
    I've been to his home place and family cemetary. Stop by if you're in that area sometime.
    I read once that he favored the 1903 Springfield, over the 1917 or the "03 A3, because it had open sights and he could "lead his target" better. He was good with rifle and pistol.
    Not too long ago there was a photo in the paper of York and a young soldier during WWII. York was shooting an M! Garand. I meant to save that picture, but it got away.
    Mark.
     
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