Garand Pronunciation

The typical American pronunciation of Garand is something like “GUH-rand”. In an ongoing futile but worthwhile effort to pronounce names correctly, I have long used a different pronunciation. Well, my friend Michael Carrick from Arms Heritage Magazine sent me this clipping from American Rifleman 74 years ago that is pretty definitive, being correspondence from John C. Garand himself:

Garand Pronunciation
Originally published September 1943, in American Rifleman

Thanks, Michael!