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Army wants old guns back from cemetery rifle squad

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The volunteer rifle squad at Fort Snelling National Cemetery has provided military honors at almost 60,000 burials. But now it's in danger of losing its guns because the Army wants them back.

The Army wants to replace the honor guard's 1903 Springfield bolt-action rifles, a model that predated World War I, with a somewhat more modern weapon, the World War II vintage M-1 Garand semiautomatic.

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