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Book Giveaway: How Long Did You Serve?

** This giveaway has ended, but be sure to check the Inside Gun Digest Books blog for more chances to win great Gun Digest books.**

Since the book blog began, many of you have mentioned military service. Just last week, “jarhead” talked about his “all-expense-paid trip to Vietnam.” Last month, in our discussion of combat handguns, “chet” fondly remembered the Mauser 1910-34 auto-loading pistol his grandfather (a POW) brought back from Germany, and “hardcase” talked about the 1911 he carried in the Navy.

To recognize (in a small, but sincere, way) the time so many of us spent in military service, this week one lucky winner will get two books: the recently-released 6th edition of the Standard Catalog of Military Firearms, edited by Phillip Peterson, and Tactical Pistol Shooting by Erik Lawrence.

To enter the random drawing, post a comment below telling us how many years you spent in military service, and/or the time spent by family members – fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and children. It’ll be interesting to see how many total years we’ll have in our blog group.

Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the books.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Sunday (Oct. 9), and we’ll announce the winner on Monday (Oct. 10).

Good luck in the drawing, and thank you.

THE RULES
One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

F+W MEDIA/ GUN DIGEST Book Giveaway OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (“U.S.”), AGED 18 YEARS OR OLDER.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of F+W Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and

36 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: How Long Did You Serve?

  1. Scotty

    Me – Master Sergeant,USAF(Ret)1983-2004
    Step-Dad – US Army, late 1960s
    Uncle – USAF Reserve late 1960s
    Uncle – US Army, Korea 1960s,
    Uncle – US Army, Berlin Brigade, 1950s

  2. BearBurke

    Served 20 in the USN @ Grenada, Lebannon, Desert Shield/Storm in Amphibs, Destroyers and CVN.
    One Uncle in USN and Merchant Marine (Murmask runs) in WWII.
    One Uncle in USMC ITinian) in WWII.
    Two Uncles in Army in Burma during WWII.
    Two cousins in USN, four years each in 50′s.
    Father-in-law 32 years USN.
    Brother-in-law USA 20 years.

  3. blkhwkfxer

    Grandfather WWII 1939-1945 US Merchant Marines
    Uncle #1 WWII 1942-1946 US Army
    Uncle #2 WWII 1941-1945 US Navy
    Father 28 Years Korea-Veitnam 1949-1976 USMC Sgt/Maj.
    Brother USMC 1982-1988 Sgt
    I enlisted in the Marines initially in 1972 to 1978 as a SSGT. Re-enlisted in the US Army in 1984 until 1993 as a SSG and was medically retired for I was hurt during Operation Desert Shield/Storm 35 miles inside Iraq as a UH-60 Blackhawk crewmember looking for downed colition pilots getting shotdown ourselves.

  4. donshafer

    I had 6 years USAF – 1966-1972 SEA
    My uncle had 5 years marines – 1941-1946 Pacific Theater
    My grandfather 4 years Royal Air Force – 1915-1919 France

    My earliest US ancestors Hessians 1776-1783

    It is interesting that both sides of my family – Irish and German were impressed into the British army, one in 1775 and the other in 1915.

  5. hardcase

    Me, 1986-1996, US Navy (STG1(SW))
    Dad, 1950-1954, US Navy (AE3)
    Grandpa, 1936-1945, US Army (M/Sgt, LT)
    Great, great grandpa, 1863-1865, 27th Michigan (Sgt)

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