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    Just out of curiosity where were these taken?


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    Quote Originally Posted by shamrocks View Post
    I guess Audie joined the Marines in his spare time to get a KaBar
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

    Ole Barnum would be pleased.

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    cafdfw, That can't be. I have Audie's helmet in my comp. room.

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    Thanks for the pics rlc hntr,
    I just finished stripping a Winchester stock.......
    And I think it was the first I'd seen with the CC to the left of the W.R.A./G.H.D.
    I thought the fumes were getting me!

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    How many times have you heard it, buy the item, not the story.

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    Audie countersnipered several Germanicon snipers with a carbine including the deceased owner of a High Turret he brought home. The HT was pictured with Audie on the cover of Life magazine and he gave it to his sister. Those that say the carbine is inaccurate and lacks stopping power should have told those dead Germans before it was too late.

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    Hi

    Two separate comments:

    1. I went to the B'ham gun show a couple of times in the 1990's and loved it. I talked to a book seller who did a lot of safari's, bought the book "The Old Man and the Boy" by Robert Ruark. I also met a guy who bought and USED double rifles on safari. He had a scoped double .338 Win Mag for sale. Didn't buy it damn it.

    2. I've read a lot on Omar Bradley, and it never mentions his weapons. Patton used his either to show off (if you don't like him) or to inspire the troops (if you DO like him). Is there more info on Omar's guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike radford View Post
    Audie countersnipered several Germanicon snipers with a carbine including the deceased owner of a High Turret he brought home. The HT was pictured with Audie on the cover of Life magazine and he gave it to his sister. Those that say the carbine is inaccurate and lacks stopping power should have told those dead Germans before it was too late.
    There are a lot of folks pushing up dasies all over the world who have been killed by soldiers using M1icon Carbines. I know two men who used the M1 carbine in combat and found its power and accuracy to leave something to be desired. I met another who swore by it. Both men who found the carbine disappointing were using it outside its intended role and after their unfortunate experiences chose another weapon.

    I read Murphy's book but it has been many years ago. I only recall one incident of him killing a sniper, that was a German who got off the first shot and wounded Murphy in the hip. I could obviously be mistaken about that being the only incident though. Surviving with a wound after having been targeted by a designated sniper is very, very rare. I believe that sniper's rifle was the one that was in the Life magazine story.

    Anyone who does what Audie Murphy did in his military career has to be very brave, very skilled, have a very cool head, and last but far from least very lucky.

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    I think he was a true American hero. He was modest and a very nice person. He grew up in a rural city just a little distance from me. Imagine the cool headed, and wonderful personality he had after all he went through to become an actor of fame just after the war.

    The little city of Farmersville, TX still has an Audie Murphy day every year and has our local CAF unit fly a 'Missing Man' flight over their little town square.

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    [QUOTE=cafdfw;37404]I think he was a true American hero. He was modest and a very nice person.

    I absolutely agree. I have never heard of anyone who had an unkind word to say about the man. He never had an easy life but he truly lived it with a grace and dignity that's rare at anytime.

    As it says in Ecclisasticus, he was "honored in his generation and was a glory in his day."
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