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John Cantius Garand
Birth: Jan. 1, 1888
Saint-Remi
Quebec, Canada
Death: Feb. 16, 1974
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA

Weapon Inventor. The chief civilian engineer at the Springfield, Massachusetts Armory, he invented the .30 caliber semiautomatic rifle that was designated the "U.S. Rifle Caliber .30 M1" but was known as the "M1 Garand" by the United States Army in 1936. Weighing 10 pounds, it was the United States Army's main infantry weapon, and became famous for its role in the hands of American servicemen during World War II. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Nellie Bruce-Shepard Garand (1900 - 1986)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillcrest Park Cemetery
Springfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section: D, lot# 457, Graves 1 (John) & 2(Nellie)
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7679672
John Cantius Garand
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John Cantius Garand
Added by: Roberta (Schott) Cyr
 
John Cantius Garand
Added by: Roberta (Schott) Cyr
 
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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 grave.love RIP Great Uncle John
-Anonymous
 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
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