For many decades it was U.S. Army policy to give a soldier when promoted to general his choice of .32 or .380 Colt Pocket Autos or a 1911 .45. I have had the good fortune in the last few years to borrow, photograph and even shoot a couple of those. One belonged to a General Smart who flew B-17s over Europe and was later a 4 star in the Korean War. Right off I cannot remember the name of the general who owned the second. It now belongs to his grandson so I need to ask him someday.
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