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    New Book

    Just saw this while thumbing through a WW2 magazine in B&N today...

    Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 1, 2021



    It all started because of a rifle.

    The Rifle is an inspirational story and hero’s journey of a 28-year-old U.S. Marine, Andrew Biggio, who returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, full of questions about the price of war. He found answers from those who survived the costliest war of all — WWII veterans.

    It began when Biggio bought a 1945 M1icon Garand Rifle, the most common rifle used in WWII, to honor his great uncle, a U.S. Army soldier who died on the hills of the Italianicon countryside. When Biggio showed the gun to his neighbor, WWII veteran Corporal Joseph Drago, it unlocked memories Drago had kept unspoken for 50 years. On the spur of the moment, Biggio asked Drago to sign the rifle. Thus began this Marine’s mission to find as many WWII veterans as he could, get their signatures on the rifle, and document their stories.



    For two years, Biggio traveled across the country to interview America’s last-living WWII veterans. Each time he put the M1 Garand Rifle in their hands, their eyes lit up with memories triggered by holding the weapon that had been with them every step of the war. With each visit and every story told to Biggio, the veterans signed their names to the rifle. 96 signatures now cover that rifle, each a reminder of the price of war and the courage of our soldiers.

    The Rifle: Combat Stories from America's Last WWII Veterans, Told Through an M1 Garand by Andrew Biggio, Hardcover | Barnes

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    That might be pretty good too...
    Regards, Jim

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    It's reviewed in the Spring 2021 GCAicon Journal going to the printer.
    Real men measure once and cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Seijasicon View Post
    It's reviewed in the Spring 2021 GCAicon Journal going to the printer.
    So how was the review ? Good or what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Seijasicon View Post
    Spring 2021 GCAicon Journal going to the printer.
    likely only the title has been released, or was advertised as upcoming in the previous issue of the journal?...maybe not. The spring 2021 issue is not in the journal index yet. Maybe bob knows a guy that knows a guy, and has seen it

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