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John Cantius Garand

  • Birth 1 Jan 1888 Saint-Remi, Monteregie Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 16 Feb 1974 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Plot Section: D, lot# 457, Graves 1 (John) & 2(Nellie)
  • Memorial ID 7679672

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 12 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7679672
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Cantius Garand (1 Jan 1888–16 Feb 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7679672, citing Hillcrest Park Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .