I got this story late last week. ===================================== Good news for fans of the M1 Garand. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is expected to receive 86,000 of these surplus WWII rifles from the government of the Philippines.
This is according to Gina Johnson, General Manager of the CMP South operations in Alabama.
Johnson provided the information late on Friday, April 7, in response to a discussion at The M1 Garand Enthusiasts Group public Facebook page.
“…(the) CMP will be receiving the rifles once the Phillipines prepares them for shipment. CMP reimburses the Army transportation costs of getting these rifles back as they have with every other shipment sent to us. We do not know when these rifles will be shipped back, but they have been approved…” Johnson said in a post to that group.
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Nov 10, 2015 12:38:02 GMT -8
sgtmount: I fought side by side with Joe Hooper, I'm dismayed that so few members of Post 209 are on this forum, many other good men that fought side by side with Joe & I are on the Web. I'll see if can get a few more of them to join this forum. Over and Out
Apr 24, 2016 5:30:29 GMT -8
sgtmount: Go here to learn more about Joe Hoopers Unit D Co. 2nd/501st PIR 101st Airborne Div. www.deltaraiders.com
Apr 24, 2016 5:37:02 GMT -8
Admin: I finally got the Board interested in this forum. We will probably see some members signing up pretty soon. I've been promised that the newsletter will be sent email so I can post it here without having to retype it. Then we can advertise it to members.
Nov 11, 2016 14:20:56 GMT -8