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    6-13-18 Garand Picture of the Day - Guadalcanal



    Guadalcanal

    Battle-stained American infantrymen cleaning their weapons next to foxhole after a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.


    Location:Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

    Date taken:1943

    Photographer:Ralph Morse
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    You would want to be certain of no counter attack field stripping a gun to that extreme on the battlefield

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    That would be why so many showed up for rebuild in such dire conditions after those long campaigns. Lots of corrosive primers and no down time, wet conditions and continuing action...make for a beat up rifle.

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