Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feel-good story of the week


Courtesy of a link at Zercool's place, we learn of a man who traced his father's service rifle, managed to buy and restore it, and had it presented to him at a formal ceremony.







You can read all about it at the link.

Please excuse me for a moment while I wipe my eyes.  Getting dusty in here . . .

Peter

6 comments:

Toejam said...

I hope Dianne Feinstein, Piers Morgan, Michael Bloomberg and President Obama don't see this or they'll be pounding on this patriot's door demanding he surrender that deadly "assault weapon".

Graybeard said...

That's an incredible story. It's simply amazing the CMP actually had his rifle. It could have been anywhere in the world that Garands have been shipped.

I wish mine could talk.

Scott said...

And just look at those grins from the Soldier and Marine...

"This is my rifle.
There are many like it,
but this one is mine."

Stretch said...

Dusty hell, someone set off a case of CS under my desk.

ZerCool said...

Scott, I *think* the MSGT on the right is the veteran's son that went on this mission. He recruited a very willing Marine sergeant to make the presentation.

Jenny said...

*sniff*

That is so sweet. :)