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John Cantius Garand
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Because this great French-Canadian came to our assistance and gave us a rifle to beat all others of the day, we prevailed against evil where boots were on the ground and bullets flew at our men as fast as the enemy could fire them. Never underestimate the tactical advantage of an instant second shot against an enemy soldier firing a bolt action rifle. No, it wasn't the only thing that won the war, but it made the biggest difference on the front lines, and we have John Cantius Garand to thank for that. Je vous remercie, et une nation reconnaissante vous remercie. Repose en paix.
- Adam Churvis
 Added: Mar. 10, 2015
Thank you for your contribution to the war effort. I trained with your rifle and own one to this day.
- A fellow Viet Nam Marine vet
 Added: Feb. 16, 2015
Happy Birthday................
- a sincere fan
 Added: Jan. 1, 2015
Great Uncle John,I wish I could of met you.My mom didn't tell me about you until later in life,so I guess finding out about you and your life will have to do.Sometime I will get to your RIP Great Uncle John
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
Stopping by to let you know, your great niece was looking for you. You're a special man who was loved by many. Rest In Peace.
- Roberta (Schott) Cyr
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014

- John P. Birosak
 Added: Feb. 26, 2014

- TheMysterian
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014
On this anniversary of your passing, thank you, you did this country a great service and your rifle saved alot of American lives. RIP
- Robert Loken
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014

- Joseph M.Petri
 Added: Jan. 9, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014

- Florida Boy 64
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013

- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
I thank GOD this man was on our side. Rest In Peace
- Chris Culberson
 Added: Dec. 14, 2012
My Grandmother Mae was a barrel inspector on the M-1 line at the Springfield Armory during the Second World War.I used to volunteer at the SA Museum NHS during my teen years; got to hold Garand #1, still gives me thrill to think about it.
- Steven R.
 Added: Apr. 29, 2012
The M1 was a great weapon! Thank you for your contribution to our country. REST IN PEACE
- Tom "Homer" W.
 Added: Sep. 22, 2011
Only weapon that kept functioning in sub-zero weather in Korea, 1950. "I will protect my rifle and it will protect me;together, we will protect my country." (Rifleman's Creed)
- John Lawson
 Added: Jun. 22, 2011

- tbeck
 Added: May. 28, 2011
Thank you for helping our men fight with a wonderful weapon. Bless you and rest well.
- luvshistory
 Added: Feb. 17, 2011

- Ryan D. Curtis
 Added: Feb. 16, 2011

- james
 Added: Dec. 22, 2010

- Gary Holcomb, Sr.
 Added: Oct. 25, 2010
Great Gun! RIP
- HL Phillips
 Added: Apr. 26, 2010

- lisa greenman
 Added: Feb. 5, 2010

- Blessings ~
 Added: Jan. 19, 2010
The M1 was a Great weapon for our Troops!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jan. 1, 2010
Thanks from all those who carried your rifle in defense of the United States of America.
 Added: Aug. 1, 2009

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 1, 2009
Mr. Garand was my neighbor.I had no idea he was famous.
- Marilyn
 Added: Apr. 10, 2009
Thanks John!
- Dave Jones
 Added: Mar. 18, 2009
When an enemy was hit by a cal .30 slug from a Garand, he went down and stayed there! Ask the Marines. R.I.P.
- Greg Smith
 Added: Mar. 15, 2009
Rifle, caliber 30 M1. Patton praised it for good reason. Simple, reliable, accurate and most of all, deadly. You did good, sir! R.I.P.
- Greg Smith
 Added: Mar. 15, 2009

- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Jan. 7, 2009

- Remembering YOU Always.....LOVE PAULA
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
Still the most effective battle rifle of all time.Awesome in its simplicity and amazing in its long range accuracy. Comforting in its reliability under adversity. And, it had a bayonet lug that was not just a decoration.
 Added: Aug. 9, 2008

- Eclectic One
 Added: Feb. 16, 2008

- Joe Leong
 Added: Jan. 10, 2007

- Tom Cummings
 Added: Jan. 1, 2007
- quebecoise
 Added: Mar. 5, 2006
Rest in peace
- P.L.M.
 Added: Feb. 16, 2006
Rest in eternal happiness
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: Feb. 16, 2006
God bless you John. Your M-1 rifle was a weapon that played a major part in winning WW2.

Requeiscat in pace
- A former soldier
 Added: Jan. 23, 2006
Thank you for your contribution to this country
- Belgarion
 Added: Jan. 1, 2006
Thank you for your contributions to our country. Yours was, and is, an instrument which defends and protects liberty and freedom.
- cit_mil
 Added: Jan. 1, 2006

- Leah
 Added: Sep. 11, 2005
May eternal blessings be yours
- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 6, 2005

- Vivian Pattee
 Added: Feb. 16, 2005

- Cath Kirby-White
 Added: Feb. 16, 2005
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