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Old 12-26-2021, 09:07 PM
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Leon plays golf now because he is a better golfer than Don.��
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Old 12-27-2021, 11:51 AM
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Leon is a legend at CMP,,, but he finally had to retire because he got tired of hearing how much better looking his brother DON is than him. There was a rumor that Don was better shot than Leon and Leon refused to listen to all the trash talk !!!!
LOL! He would be a GOOD man to be in a fox hole with! No one's rifle would be jamming!

Raising a glass of milk to him this AM!
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Old 12-27-2021, 06:07 PM
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I met Leon in Dec 2008 when I stopped at the South Store to see what this CMP stuff was all about.

Planned to maybe buy one rifle, left with four (M44US, M1903, M1917, M1 Garand).

I blame Leon as the pusher who introduced me to the hard drug world of C&R weapons.

Leon was totally focused on pleasing his customers, and sold an unknown number (easily tens of thousands) of CMP rifles. He is a fine gentleman.

Having said that, his brother Don is another Southern gentleman who exemplifies the best of the CMP. I remember going down several times to the TMP while it was being built. Don and I would get in a golf cart, and he would show me what had been constructed since my last visit.

Don is also, in addition to being a superb shot, a wonderful coach and tutor in the art of marksmanship.

Mother and Father Rutherford must have been truly exceptional people to have borne and raised such fine sons.

"Life is Good!"
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Old 01-01-2022, 07:56 AM
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While I like all the CMP employees I have met, Leon was one of my favorites. The last time I saw Leon was when he was working at TMP. I took the opportunity to get a photo with him. I used to wear Tennessee stuff to aggrevate him

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Sure miss him but Mike and Bobby, who each has replaced him in turn, are also really great guys in their own way.

Man, I really want to go to the South Store. Giving up the store visits cold turkey was waaaay harder than giving up smoking or chewing.

Rob
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Old 01-01-2022, 11:39 AM
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Man, I really want to go to the South Store. Giving up the store visits cold turkey was waaaay harder than giving up smoking or chewing.

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+1 here in GA! Leon is "GOOD People" as we use to said in NYC!

Wishing all of you Good Luck & a early opening of the North & South stores
in the NEW Year!

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Old 01-02-2022, 11:15 AM
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Good Pic, Rob. Glad to see you are still kicking!
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Old 01-07-2022, 09:36 AM
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While I like all the CMP employees I have met, Leon was one of my favorites. The last time I saw Leon was when he was working at TMP. I took the opportunity to get a photo with him. I used to wear Tennessee stuff to aggrevate him

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Sure miss him but Mike and Bobby, who each has replaced him in turn, are also really great guys in their own way.

Man, I really want to go to the South Store. Giving up the store visits cold turkey was waaaay harder than giving up smoking or chewing.

Rob
Dang, Rob! I forgot how tall Leon was!
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