American Rifleman - May 2010 - (Page 22)
“Bulge” Remembrance Pro-Gun Reading
hank you so much for Martin K.A. Morgan’s article on the Ardennes campaign, “The Men & Guns Of The ‘Battle Of The Bulge’” (March 2010, p. 46). In the winter of 1944-45, I was a ri eman with the 3rd platoon of I Company of the 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th (Yankee) Division. Gen. Patton sent our division, along with the 80th and 4th Armored, to the southern ank of the Bulge. (I found this out much later; my area of responsibility was 5 yds. on either side of me.) Last December we were hosted at the Belgian ambassador’s residence and at the Luxembourg Embassy in Washington, D.C., for the 65th commemoration of the battle. We toured the White House and laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington. We were honored by a military review by Brig. Gen. Karl Horst, commander of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. It was quite awesome for us old guys, and we numbered about 50 with about 100 family members. MICHAEL SAMBERG, CALIFORNIA
ow coincidental it was that American Ri eman contained a lengthy article on “He Got It All Right: An Interview With Stephen Hunter” (February 2010, p. 42). I was searching for a new author recently (I’ve read all of W.E.B. Grif n and Robert B. Parker, etc.), and I came across Stephen Hunter’s Black Light. It was a terri c read, and it was good to see that not everyone who carries (law enforcement of cer or not) uses a Glock. Hunter’s gun stuff tracks with what I know and adds to my knowledge, and that is always a positive reason to read books. The whole series of Bob Lee Swagger (and the rest of Hunter, too) will grace my bookshelves in the next year or two as I read through the list. Thanks for lling me in on a writer I just discovered … and for validating my reading choices. TOM PHEMISTER, VIRGINIA For ction-fan NRA members, please note that both W.E.B. Grif n and William E. Butterworth, IV are also NRA Life members. —THE EDS.
Much Ado About Hunter
read the story in the February 2010 issue about Stephen Hunter’s career and writing. I may have to buy some of his books now. I did not know much about him until I read this story, and I faintly remembered his name in the credits of “Shooter.” The fact that he is a gun guy ts with my feeling of the movie. One of the rst things I said to myself after watching it was, “Wow, I think there was only one or two minor gun mistakes in that one.” It’s one of the things that I always notice in movies and it drives me nuts. The fact that he got Hollywood to make a movie with only the aforementioned miscues is simply amazing. I think I’ll have to check out I, Sniper and maybe even get the direct story of Bob Lee Swagger in Point of Impact. COREY ALLHANDS, ARIZONA
usually keep to myself, but I had to comment on the photo of Joe M. Cicchinelli in the “The Men & Guns Of The ‘Battle Of The Bulge.’” I follow NASCAR faithfully, and I watch and marvel at the players of the NBA and NFL. I’ve seen all the Batman and Superman movies, but that photo captures the absolute essence of the true American hero. It’s an incredible picture. God bless all our real heroes—past, present and future. Thanks MARIO ZANOTTI, VIA E-MAIL
Correction: In last month’s “Lock, Stock & Barrel” section (April 2010, p. 24), we mentioned that the Kimber Centennial Edition M1911 pistol would be auctioned at the NRA-ILA Dinner and Auction on May 14 at the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Charlotte, N.C. That has since changed. The Kimber will now be featured at the National NRA Foundation Banquet live auction instead. The auction will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 13, at the Annual Meetings. —The Eds.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - May 2010
American Rifleman - May 2010
One On One With Ted Nugent
News, Notes and Ephemera
Questions & Answers
American Marksman: A First-Timer’s Guide To 3-Gunning
Bushmaster ACR: A Transformative Firearm
Coming To America: Para USA Goes Beyond Innovation
The 2010 Golden Bullseye Awards
Magnum Maximization: Ruger’s Extra-Capacity .327 Revolvers
NRA LED: A Half Century Of Service
Dope Bag: Data & Comment
Regional Report/Member Info & Benefits
I Have This Old Gun
American Rifleman - May 2010