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How to Pronounce John Garand's Name

Updated: Dec 18, 2019


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For as long as anyone can remember, there's been debate about John Garand and how to say his name.


Born in Quebec, Canada, in 1888, he became a naturalized US citizen in 1920. Because of his heritage and formative years in Canada, John has an accent that is unfamiliar to many today.


Watch this video for more info - and if you've never heard him speak, you're in for a treat!


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