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communist would-be conquerors. But few
recognize the M1 also served in a major way
well past that conflict. Ironically, or perhaps
fittingly, the respect that the Garand earned
in battle later defended the freedom it had
brought merely by being present where
danger loomed.
These Garands that are coming home
have an additional historical significance
that warrants mention-their repatriation is
a long overdue closure to the end of the M1
Garand's last and longest war, the Cold War.

DOCTRINE OF DEFENSE
At the close of WWII, the Soviet Union
violated its agreement to pull troops out

of Iran and instead began increasing troop
presence there. Concurrently, the USSR
supported Greek Communist guerillas and
rattled sabers on Greece's eastern border,
and in 1946 openly attempted to obtain
control of Turkey by political pressure. Not
satisfied with controlling Eastern Europe,
the USSR was actively bent on ceaseless
expansion.
Neither Greece nor Turkey could resist the
Soviet Union, so in 1947 President Truman
championed the Greek-Turkish Aid Bill,
establishing the U.S. policy of containing
Soviet expansion with what came to be
called the Truman Doctrine. Supporting
his bill, Truman told Congress, "The free

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PHOTO BY ART MERRILL

THESE VETERANS WILL
FIND HOMES AMONG
MANY AMERICANS
WHO UNDERSTAND THE
LESSONS OF HISTORY

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