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The Rifle

May 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecture and book signing by the author Andrew Biggio

The Rifle is an inspirational story and hero’s journey of a 28-year-old U.S. Marine, Andrew Biggio, who returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, full of questions about the price of war. He found answers from those who survived the costliest war of all — WWII veterans. It began when Biggio bought a 1945 M1 Garand Rifle, the most common rifle used in WWII, to honor his great uncle, a U.S. Army soldier who died on the hills of the Italian countryside. When Biggio showed the gun to his neighbor, WWII veteran Corporal Joseph Drago, it unlocked memories Drago had kept unspoken for 50 years. On the spur of the moment, Biggio asked Drago to sign the rifle. Thus began this Marine’s mission to find as many WWII veterans as he could, get their signatures on the rifle, and document their stories.

Andrew Biggio is a United States Marine Corps Infantry Sergeant and currently serves on the police force in Boston, MA. He is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and serves as President of New England’s Wounded Veterans, Inc., a non-profit which supports wounded veterans. Biggio holds a master’s degree in Homeland Security from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Books can be purchased from the author or are available on Amazon to purchase and bring with you to be signed.

Admission is $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Please use the form below or call 603-569-1212 for reservations as seated is limited. Museum doors open at 6pm program begins at 7pm.


May 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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