During this 75th anniversary since the invasion at Normandy, ARTV staff continues its look at the Men & Guns of D-Day.
We end this ARTV series with interviews with American soldiers who, as young men, fought to stop and throw back the Nazi onslaught . We also cover the M1 Garand, the Browning Automatic Rifle, the Browning Model 1917A1, Model 1919A4 and M1919A6 machines guns.
Donald R. Burgett was a 19-year-old paratrooper who dropped into Normandy in the early morning of June 6, 1944, with an M1 Garand and a U.S. M1911 pistol. He fought through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany, ending the war at Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. An NRA Life member, Burgett was NRA’s guest at its 140th Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Pittsburgh, Pa.
At American Rifleman’s seminar “The Greatest Pistol in the World: 100 Years of the U. S. Model of 1911,” two distinguished World War II veterans who will speak during the session, also will be available before and after the presentation to sign books, DVDs and autographs.