Andrew Biggio: ‘The Rifle 2’ and World War II

The King welcomes Andrew Biggio, author of The Rifle 2: Back to the Battlefield. A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine infantry sergeant, Andrew bought a 1945 M1 Garand rifle and handed it to his neighbor, a World War II veteran. The rifle unlocked memories, not only for his neighbor, but more than 100 other vets who signed the rifle. Andrew recorded their stories and shared them in his first book, The Rifle, and now’s back with the sequel.

Andrew now serves on the police force in Boston and as president of New England’s Wounded Veterans, Inc. You can find his website here.

Then Jon wraps up the news of the week, including the latest from Israel, Capitol Hill, and beyond.

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  1. Mad Gerald Coolidge
    Mad Gerald

    My father served in the Air Force during WWII, but he trained with an M1 and admired it greatly.

    Later many of the rifles were destroyed by the government.  My father thought that was a dreadful waste and blamed the Democrats, particularly Ted Kennedy.

    Late in his life I purchased one through the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  I didn’t tell Dad until it arrived.  He was thrilled to see it, and then went silent while remembering his time in the military.

    It is a HOOT to shoot!  I have trouble restraining myself, so I don’t take it out very often.  It’s deadly out to 500 yards.

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