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Held at Lackland AFB, Texas
February 16 through 18, 1959

300 Already In Big Service Shoot

More than 300 entries from the army, navy, marines, air force and coast guard had been received Saturday at Lackland AFB for the first Inter-service pistol match.

The large early registration was hailed as proof the various military branches will support an annual event of this kind.

Sponsors from the Lackland Rod and Gun club and the USAF Marksmanship center said entries will continue to be accepted until Feb. 16, opening day of the meet. The big match will be held Feb. 16, 17 and 18.

MARINE ACE IN IT

An impressive Marine Corps contingent will include Capt. William W. McMillan, one of the world's outstanding pistol record holders. He has been a member of U.S. teams in Olympic and other international competition.

So far the marines have registered six teams plus a 10-man entry from their base at Cherry Point, N.C.

Eight navy pistol aces will arrive from Camp Matthews, Calif.

Two of the advance entries have been identified as coast guard representatives.

ARMY IN IT HEAVY

The block of army contestants includes teams from the First and Fourth armies as well as several additional post teams. An all army team from Ft. Benning, Ga., will include nationally rated pistoleers, totaling five teams made up of 22 individuals.

The registration count showed entries from 23 air force bases around the country including teams representing the Strategic Air command and Air Training command.

An all-air force team from the USAF Marksmanship center will join in the competition as well as serving as the Lackland host team.

San Antonio Light, February 8, 1959

Service Pistol Aces Gather for Big Shoot

Approximately 350 of the country's best military pistol shots will be on deck for the first inter-service pistol matches to be staged Monday through Wednesday at the new Lackland range.

The meet was shaping up as one of the largest pistol events ever held in Texas, according to registering officials of the base Rod and Gun club, sponsoring the event in co-operation with the USAF Marksmanship center.

SOME OF STARS

Every branch of the armed forces will be represented among the competitors. They will include 26 of the 50 members of the "2600 club," shooters who have scored 2600 points or more of a 2700 aggregate in recognized competition.

Top names among entrants from the various service branches include TM-1 C. P. DeFino and HM-1 D. E. Myrick, navy; GM-2 E. Chase, coast guard; Capt. W. W. McMillan, 1st Sgt. R. O. Jones, marines; T-Sgt. W. H. Mellon and T-Sgt. John L. Keyser, air force.

The opening day's firing order will start at 8 a.m.

O'HALLORAN EXECUTIVE

Lt.Col. J. E. O'Halloran will serve as executive officer for the match, and Maj. C. W. Young will be range officer. Both are from Lackland.

Col. T. C. Kelly, commanding the Air Force Marksmanship center, will moderate a seminar at Lackland's McGuire hall to discuss mutual service problems following the Monday firing. The session will be at 8 p.m.

Others on hand for this inter-service will be Cols. Robert Moser and Walter Walsh, Marines; Cols. Peter Agnell and Dick Dickson, Air Force; Col. Kermit Dykes, Air Defense Command, and Col. Earl Berryhill, Air Research and Development Command.

The public is invited out to watch the 3-day event, which will last from 8 a.m. to dusk.

San Antonio Light, February 15, 1959

350 Pistol Shooters in Second Round

Three hundred and fifty marksmen went into the second day of competition Tuesday in the big inter-service pistol matches Tuesday at Lackland.

Firing Tuesday was scheduled to be in individual and team matches using center fire pistol of .32 caliber of larger.

Firing Monday was 20 shots slow fire, 50 yards; 20 shots timed fire, 25 yards; 20 shots rapid fire, 25 yards and national match course. The shooters used .22 caliber pistol.

San Antonio Light, February 17, 1959

Army Officer Pistol Leader In Shoot Here

The Army's 1st Lt. David Cartes moved five points ahead of his closest competitor in the second day of firing in the first inter-service invitational pistol match at Lackland Air Force Base.

Cartes, of Fort Benning, Ga., fired second to Navy Torpedoman Gasper DeFino in Monday's shooting with the .22 caliber weapon and moved Tuesday to compile a two-day aggregate score of 1758-72x for the lead.

DeFino, after holding the top score in the .22 caliber, dropped to third place in center-fire competition behind the Marine's Capt. William McMillan.

Aggregate leaders on unchallenged postings are:

Open Classification: Cartes, 1758-72x; McMillan, 1753-91x; DeFino, 1752-76x; and M.Sgt. Richard Stineman, Fort Benning, Ga., 1747-63x.

Expert Classification: Sfc. James C. Orange, Fort Carson, Colo., 1683-41x; T.Sgt. Jack Scider, Lackland AFB, 1680-42x; R. A. Edwards, USA, Fort Sill, Okla., 1673-40x.

Marksman Classification: Lt. Richard J. Inman, USN, Corpus Christi NAS, 1594-27x; M.Sgt. William Steward, Perrin AFB, 1532-24x

San Antonio Express, February 18, 1959

Army Tops Field in Pistol Meet

The army carried off top honors in the first big inter-service pistol shoot completed late Wednesday at Lackland AFB's 100 station range with almost 350 competitors from five branches of the military service. Many of these stars will remain here to compete in the Texas Midwinter Pistol matches Friday through Sunday at the Alamo Pistol club's Southton rd. range.

First Lt. David Cartes, army star from Ft. Benning, Ga., was hailed the individual champion, followed by Capt. William McMillan, marines; M-Sgt. Richard Stineman, army, and Gasper DeFino, navy torpedoman first-class.

The army's "Red" team from Benning led in the masters classification with 3516 with 125 shots in the "X" ring. The army's "Blue" team from Benning was second with 3462-136X. In the expert class, army (USARACDOM), Benning, led with 3294-79X, followed by Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, 3222-68X. Corpus Christi Naval Air station topped the sharpshooters with 3191-55X. Lackland AFB "Blues" had 3180-60X.

San Antonio Light, February 19, 1959

Grand Aggregate (Individual)
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 1stLt David Cartes U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
883-42X 875-30X 870-39X 2628-111X
2 Capt Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
881-48X 872-43X 874-43X 2627-134X
3 MSgt Richard Stineman U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ca.
- - - 2617-102X
4 TM1 Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy
Camp Matthews, Ca.
886-43X 866-33X 860-38X 2612-114X
5 Col Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force
Lackland AFB, Tex.
- - - 2608
6 Sgt Emil Heugatter U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 2606
7 MSgt Roy Ratliff U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 2601
8 LtCol William C. Hancock U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
- - - 2600
1st
Expert
TSgt Jack Seider U.S. Air Force
Lackland AFB, Tex.
806-30X 844-12X 878-34X 2528-76X
2nd
Expert
SFC James C. Orange U.S. Army
Fort Carson, Colo.
- - - 2495-50X
1st
Sharpshooter
Donlad A. Mulvey U.S. Air Force
Kirtland AFB, N. M.
- - - 2419-11X
2nd
Sharpshooter
1stLt A. J. Mulherin U.S. Air Force
Savannah, Ga.
- - - 2410-49X
1st
Marksman
Richard J. Inman U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
- - - 2339
2nd
Marksman
William C. Steward U.S. Air Force
Perrin AFB, Tex.
- - - 2234
1st
Unclassified
Lt Herbert G. Wells U.S. Air Force
Webb AFB, Tex.
- - - 2372-11X
2nd
Unclassified
K. H. Halton U.S. Air Force
Stead AFB, Nev.
- - - 2330-20X

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Grand Aggregate (Team)
Rank Team .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1st
Master
Army 'Red' Fort
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 3516-125X
2nd
Master
Army 'Blue'
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 3462-136X
1st
Expert
Army (USARACDOM)
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 3294-79X
2nd
Expert
Sheppard AFB
Wichita Falls, Tex.
- - - 3222-68X
1st
Sharpshooter
NAS
Corpus Christi, Tex.
- - - 3191-55X
2nd
Sharpshooter
Lackland AFB 'Blue'
Texas
- - - 3180-60X

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.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - -
2 - -
3 - -

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.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - -
2 - -
3 - -

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.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - -
2 - -
3 - -

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.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

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.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -

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.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 TM1 Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy
Camp Matthews, Ca.
193-6X
2 1stLt David Cartes U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
191-6X
1st
Expert
G. R. Valentine U.S. Air Force
Baltimore, Md.
159-1X
2nd
Expert
R. A. Edwards U.S. Army
Fort Sill, Okla.
180-3X
1st
Sharpshooter
J. K. Rayeton U.S. Air Force
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.
186-3X
2nd
Sharpshooter
J. L. Hanley U.S. Army
Fort Carson, Colo.
181-1X
1st
Marksman
John L. May U.S. Air Force
Sioux City AFB, Iowa
178-3X
2nd
Marksman
D. M. Noling U.S. Air Force
Stead AFB, Nev.
170-2X

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.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Capt Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
200-13X
2 SFC R. E. Moots U.S. Army
Fort Dix, N. J.
200-12X
1st
Expert
MSgt R. L. Miller - 191-5X
2nd
Expert
J. J. Golden U.S. Army
Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
193-70X
1st
Sharpshooter
P. E. Krieger U.S. Army
Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
189-4X
2nd
Sharpshooter
1st Lt A. J. Mulherin U.S. Air Force
Savannah, Ga.
184-3X
1st
Marksman
John L. May U.S. Air Force
Sioux City AFB, Iowa
181-1X
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Kemplon U.S. Air Force
AFB, Colo.
178-3X

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.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Frank O. Wright U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
197-12X
2 TSgt W. L. Mead U.S. Air Force
Lackand AFB, Tex.
197-10X
1st
Expert
R. W. Brunshill - 192-3X
2nd
Expert
SFC James C. Orange U.S. Army
Fort Carson, Colo.
183-1X
1st
Sharpshooter
P. E. Krieger U.S. Army
Fort Sam Houston, Tex.
189-4X
2nd
Sharpshooter
1stLt A. J. Mulherin U.S. Air Force
Savannah, Ga.
181-3X
1st
Marksman
R. J. Inman U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
177-2X
2nd
Marksman
William C. Steward U.S. Air Force
Perrin AFB, Tex.
173-1X

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.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 MSgt Richard Stineman U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
294-15X
2 SFC M. E. Bollsie U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
201-12X
1st
Expert
L. W. Gay U.S. Air Force 281-6X
2nd
Expert
1stLt James C. Orange U.S. Army
Fort Carson, Colo.
281-6X
1st
Sharpshooter
J. K. Rayeton U.S. Air Force
Richards-Gebaur AFB, Mo.
273-5X
2nd
Sharpshooter
W. J. Lucas - 272-5X
1st
Marksman
R. J. Inman U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
257-4X
2nd
Marksman
William C. Steward U.S. Air Force
Perrin AFB, Tex.
249-5X

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.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 TM1 Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy
Camp Matthews, Ca.
886-43X
2 1stLt David Cartes U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
883-12X
3 Capt. Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Matthews, Ca.
881-48X
1st
Expert
TSgt Jack Seider U.S. Air Force 866-30X
2nd
Expert
D. P. Henson - 859-15X
3rd Expert W. J. Lucas - 855-26X
1st
Sharpshooter
E. Carroll - 814-15X
2nd
Sharpshooter
W. J. Lucas - 844-18X
3rd Sharpshooter J. F. Morrow - 810-24X

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.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -

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