The Man that Brought the Gun Home
101st Airborne Division ~ 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Easy Company 3rd Platoon ~ 1943 to 1945
Left to right: Bill O'Laine, Frank Griffin, Bob Noody and Les Hegland
Around 1997 I bought this gun from a man named Frank Griffin, Jr. and was told by him that his father was in the 101st Airborne, 506th "Easy Company".
This photo shows Frank Griffin, same Division, Regiment, 2nd Company going into Berchtesgaden where he captured this gun from Hitler's room.
I believe, without doubt, that this establishes provenance and chain of custody from Hitler's room to me.