Sunday, September 21, 2008

Man recovers the rifle issued to his father in Korea

  • It is a rare person who does not attach some sort of value or emotion to some physical object or to an event. A home becomes more than a building. A statue of the Virgin Mary, a crucifix, a flag or a song, or even a photograph can stir emotions greater than the value of the material item. (...) our guns are more than metal and wood.
From the essay "metal and wood" by Dennis Bateman

A veteran who served in Korea with a .30 carbine managed to retain the serial number of his service weapon. With this number, his son managed to track down and acquire the rifle.
Much reminiscing ensued.

Not just pieces of wood and metal ... not something that could ever be "bought back".

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