The rifle issued to most WWII soldiers and Marines in WWII was the M1 Garand. Marine Veteran Andrew Biggio discusses his book The Rifle: Combat Stories From America’s Last WWII Veterans, Told Through an M1 Garand. Biggio returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq full of questions about the price of war. His grandfather lost a brother in WWII. Biggio found answers from WWII veterans and the M1 Garand rifle.