I have struggled with "Garand"
John Garand was a French-Canadian by birth, so I initially pronounced it as the latter.
And then wiki weighs in on the matter:
Pronunciation of the name Garand is often disputed, being pronounced variably as /ɡəˈrænd/ or /ˈɡærənd/. Descendants of John Garand and his close friend Julian Hatcher generally agree that it is the latter, rhyming approximately 'errand.'
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