An infantryman with the 3rd Armored Division figures prominently in the bestselling book Spearhead. Now 95 years old, Buck Marsh relates some of his combat experiences as a rifleman armed with the M1 Garand from three-quarters of a century ago.
For the men of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, the frozen foxholes in the Bois Jacques were where they defended the road from Bastogne to Foy during one of Europe’s coldest winters. Watch this third installation in American Rifleman Television's series on the Men and Guns of the Battle of the Bulge.
On July 2 or 3, 1863, Pvt. John Fallin of the 23rd Virginia Infantry lost or discarded his rifle during the fighting on Culp’s Hill, near the sleepy little town of Gettysburg, Pa. More than 150 years later, his Enfield rifle-musket, a veteran of the battle, plays a key role in remembering one of the most important battles in American history.
The powerful, Golden-Globe-winning and Oscar-worthy film is brilliantly acted beautifully photographed, but it misses the whole point of legendary mountain man Hugh Glass. He just wanted his rifle back.