A Rifleman Went to War by H. W. McBride

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

McBride did 3 things in the War. He ran a Machine Gun Squad, acted as a Rifleman, and acted as a Sniper, and he described all three extensively. Of course he grew up shooting, and joined the army already a skilled armed outdoorsman. He thought the 2 things most valuable about basic training for the general soldier was rifle range practice to get better with your weapon, and marching about to get in shape for the rigors ahead.

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Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Kevin Baker Kevin Baker on Oct 15, 2007

    I've got one, but it's severely chewed on by a puppy. (Dammit.)

    It's interesting to read the completely different attitude of the author and compare it to what passes for "politically correct" today.

    Damn, but this nation has become pussified.

    You can find a copy here.

  • Steve Steve on Oct 16, 2007

    Thanks for the link. Some of those prices are amazing! $200!