The 39th Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Mark A. Milley was touched by Uncle Matty’s story and instrumental in bringing his historic M1 Garand rifle back home. Uncle Matty’s M1 Garand is now on display in General Milley’s office in the Pentagon. In 2019 General Milley and my family will donate Uncle Matty’s M1 Garand to the new National Museum of the United States Army. Thus completing an almost impossible mission of Uncle Matty being killed in action on June 1944 during the Invasion of Normandy and the return home of his majestic M1 Garand. To myself and my family, it is our beloved Uncle Matty’s way of symbolically returning home.

On behalf of my family, thank you, General Milley!