Re: when and where was your !st encounter with the m1 garand
In high-school, jrotc in 1952 .... did the normal ( for the time ) blindfolded strip & assemble .
We had a rifle range ( 75 yards ) in the basement of the school .... the armory was on
the third floor. We would carry rifles and ammo. through the halls during normal class
changes and no one paniced ( nor did any one get shot ).
The drill platoon took the Detroit city championship in 1953 using the M1 .
I haven't touched one since then .... in service I carried the 1911-A1 and an M-3 .
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