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chose to volunteer for the United States Marine Corps - not known as a lightweight organization, particularly at that point in the war - immediately after his 18th birthday on Christmas Day 1944 and served on Okinawa armed with a Browning Automatic Rifle.
The Americans, as always ill-prepared for the war, were forced by expediency to field the Chauchat in substantial quantities, as their Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) did not see action until the Meuse-Argonne offensive toward the end of the war in September of 1918.
For instance, a genuine WWII-era Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) Model 1918A2 that can be legally owned by an individual such as myself usually sells in excess of $20,000.
He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action by placing himself voluntarily in advance of his company and his pinned down platoon, while disregarding continuous and murderous enemy artillery, mortar, small arms fire, and wiping out 8 enemy machine gun nests with his Browning Automatic Rifle over 2 days of battle, May 11-12, 1944, until he was gravely wounded on Hill 316 near Ventosa, Italy.
He invented water-cooled machine guns, the Browning Automatic Rifle and the Colt .
Fifty Browning automatic rifles and a hundred thousand rounds of ammunition have been stolen, and the fears are that in the hands of the IRA, the Irish Republic to the south might be forced to come into the war on the Axis side if the weapons are used in an effort to "liberate" Ulster from the hated English.
Armed with grenades and his Browning Automatic Rifle, Keeble crawled to an area 50 yards from the ridgeline, flanked the left pillbox and used grenades and rifle fire to eliminate it, Sagami said.
45 caliber ammunition, but with Browning Automatic Rifles which shot 30.