Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunday, July 19, 2009
If this isn't a recruiting poster, it should be.
The AR-70 replaced the old Beretta BM-59, basically a M-1 Garand with a detachable magazine. This model is in 5.56mm NATO instead of the old .308 used by the BM-59. "Model" meaning the rifle, not the paratrooper, of course.