The M15 General Officer's Pistol was developed by the U.S. Army's Rock Island Arsenal to replace the aging Colt 1903 and 1908 pocket Hammerless pistols. It was adopted in 1972 and would be issued until 1981. A total of 1,004 of these pistols were produced.
Accompanying this pistol is 2 of the 3 original magazines that would have been issued with this pistol. The magazines were etched with the serial number with an electric pencil. When general left active service they were give the option of returning or purchasing their pistol as seen by the attached documentation.
James T. Tuberty was born in 1925 in Minnesota. He would leave high school his junior year and serve in the Navy during WWII. After the War he returned home and would graduate from his high school in 1946. Later, received a direct commission as an Infantry lieutenant. He went on to serve in the Korean War and in Viet-Nam. His awards included the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.