A Tale of 2 Heroes (3 really)

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    Stolen Colt .45 Returned To American Hero > North American Hunting Club

    There were several comments following this story, on my hunting club's website.

    Many of us suggested collecting the money to get WO Berry his own 1911 .45


    Check out the rest of the story, though!!

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    Great story, thanks.

    It’s remarkable to watch my 15 y/o son shoot the S 70 Reissue – he’s extremely accurate and has a great time. He’s been shooting since the age of nine and has received no formal training, yet he handles the Colt like an expert.

    I’ve asked him the ‘secret to his success’ and he says the 1911 ‘feel good to hold and shoot’ and is ‘easy to aim.’

    The 1911 is the only mass-produced, sold to the general public machine I can think of that has hardly changed in 100 years and is as good as, or in come cases better than, its competition.
     
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    That's how I've been, since day one, with the marlin .22 rifle my dad gave me back in the 70's.
    Always been 'blessed' with a dead eye

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    I wondered where John's 1911 was. He was a good friend of mine. When he passed away he was the last surviving MOH recipient from Pearl Harbor (actually Kaneohe Bay) in the movie Tora Tora Tora there is a sequence where a sailor mans an exposed .50 cal machine gun and shoots down a Japanese plane. All the while you can see he is getting shot. That was John Finn. He was shot off the gun three times and they pulled 22 bullets out of him. He was a tough SOB! But one of the nicest men you could ever hope to meet.
     
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    Are you shittin' me, WW?

    You knew Mr Finn?

    **handshake**
    And condolences for your loss.

    It's amazing that the 22 slugs didn't kill him
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