Held at the Weapons Training Battalion
Calvin A. Lloyd Range Facility
Quantico, Virginia
August 7 through 12, 1971

Rifle Matches Set

The 10th Annual Interservice Rifle Championship Matches are scheduled to take place August 7 - 12.

Approximately 250 of the best rifle shooters in the Armed Services are expected to compete in this annual event to be fired at the Calvin A. Lloyd Rifle Range.

Quantico Sentry, Friday, July 30, 1971

Benning marksmen compete in interservice rifle championship

U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Unit's Service Rifle teams departed Fort Benning last Tuesday for Quantico, Va., where they will compete in the 1971 Interservice Rifle Championships.

This annual event which witnesses competition among the best of the nation's military Service Rifle contenders, will be attended by rifle marksmen from each of the four sister services, the reserve components of each of the National Guard and the Coast Guard. Leading contenders for the championship from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit include MSgt. James McQuien and SFC William R. Lee. McQuien is the All-Army Service Rifle Champion, having won the title at Fort Benning in June with a record breaking 1,940 of a possible 2,000 points.

The Marines, as defending Champions, will be having the top-echelon tournament in which the 300 marksmen will commence firing tomorrow.

Initial competition will be for the Navy Match trophy which features slow fire operation at 200 yards, standing. Each of the Coast Guard, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps trophy matches follow with different rates of fire, positions and ranges.

From the aggregate of these five interservice matches, the championship for the Individual Service Rifle crown will be determined. This will be one of the two big championships to be won by individual shooters during the tournament. The other big prize is the Inter-Service Individual Long Range Championship.

In addition to these two championship crowns, the tournament will feature team matches which culminate with the Interservice Rifle Team Championship in National Match Course firing. This will pit ten men teams firing on the 1,000 yard range.

The Fort Benning marksmen will be departing Quantico on August 13 enroute to Camp Perry, Ohio where they will compete in the National Rifle Matches.

The Bayonet, Fort Benning, August 6, 1971

In Inter-Service Matches

Marine Riflemen Dominate

The final shot has been fired in the Tenth Annual Inter-Service Rifle Championship Matches which ran August 7-12 at the Calvin A. Lloyd Rifle Range at Quantico's Weapons Training Battalion.

Marine Corps shooters dominated the individual matches, winning 11 of the 12 events. Also, the only new match records set in the individual competition were accomplished by Marines.

CWO2 R. L. Goller nailed down the individual rifle championship, an aggregate of the first five matches, with a new inter-service record score of 984-30x. Goller also rewrote the record book in the Division "B" Long Range Championship with a score of 300-51.

The only other individual match record was set by GySgt J. R. Bowen, who fired a 200-7x to take the Inter-Service Air Force Match.

The Inter-Service matches, winners and scores are as follows: Inter-Service Navy Match - SSgt. R. R. Johnson, USA, 197-7x; Coast Guard Match - CWO2 R. L. Goller, USMC, 200-11x; Army Match - SgtMaj J. R. Schwartz, USMC, 198-8x; Air Force Match - GySgt J. R. Bowen, USMC, 200-7x; Marine Corps Match - CWO2 G. R. Murdock, USMC, 198-3x; Division "A" 600 Yard Match - SSgt V. E. Zueegar, USMC, 199-8x; Division "B" 600 Yard Match - CWO2 R. L. Goller, USMC, tied existing record with 200-16x; Division "A" 1000 Yard Match - SSgt. W. L. Brewster, USMC, 100-16v; Division "B" 1000 Yard March - CWO2 R. L. Goller, USMC, tied existing record of 100-35v; Division "A" Long Range Championship - MSgt J. Titterington, USMC, 299-16; Division "B" Long Range Championship - CWO2 R. L. Goller, USMC, 300-51.

Marine domination continued in the team championship match as well; the ten-man team out-shot the Army and Navy to win with a score of 4,839-144x. This was the 13th and concluding match of the championships.

In earlier team action, the USMC "Diaz" team took the 1,000 Yard, Division "A" Match with a record score of 585-71v. The match's "B" Division was won by the USMC "Bartlett" team with a score of 600-100v.

The Army's "Red" team captured the CG, MCDEC Team Match with a 1,726-43x score.

The High Post and Station Team Match was won by the Force Troops, FMF Land, Camp Lejeune, with a score of 1,634-22x.

High National Guard or Inactive Reserve Team honors went to the USNR team which fired a 1,620-22x score.

Match 12 was the Inter-Service Excellence in Competition Match in which ten percent of the shooters received awards. The two gold medal winners in that event were L. L. Gram, USMC and D. J. Depover, USA.

Final activities for the matches included an awards banquet last night at Diamond Hall. Awards for the first three places in each match were presented to the respective winners.

Quantico Sentry, Friday, August 13, 1971

Rifle Trophy

"10th Annual Interservice Rifle Team Championship" Trophy Bowl

Team Championship Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 4839-144x
2 - -
3 - -

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Division "A" 1000 Yard Team Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Diaz' Team 585-71v
2 - -
3 - -

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Division "B" 1000 Yard Team Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Bartlett' Team 600-100v
2 - -
3 - -

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CG MCDEC Team Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Army 'Red' Team 1726-43x
2 - -
3 - -

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High Post & Station Team Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps, Force Troops, FMF Land, Camp Lejeune 1634-22x
2 - -
3 - -

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High National Guard
or Inactive ReserveTeam Match
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Navy Reserve 1620-22x
2 - -
3 - -

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Individual Rifle Championship
Aggregate
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert L. Goller U.S. Marine Corps 984-30x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Navy Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 R. R. Johnson U.S. Army 197-7x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Coast Guard Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert L. Goller U.S. Marine Corps 200-11x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Army Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 J. R. Schwartz U.S. Marine Corps 198-8x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Air Force Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 James R. Bowen U.S. Marine Corps 200-7x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Marine Corps Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Gilmer R. Murdock U.S. Marine Corps 198-3x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "A" 600 Yard Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 V. E. Zueeger U.S. Marine Corps 199-8x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "B" 600 Yard Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert L. Goller U.S. Marine Corps 200-16x
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "A" 1000 Yard Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 William L. Brewster U.S. Marine Corps 100-16v
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "B" 1000 Yard Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert L. Goller U.S. Marine Corps 100-35v
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "A" Long Range Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Jack A.Titterington U.S. Marine Corps 299-16
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Division "B" Long Range Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert L. Goller U.S. Marine Corps 300-51
2 - - -
3 - - -

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Inter-Service Excellence
in Competition Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Gold L. L. Gram U.S. Marine Corps -
2nd Gold D. J. Depover U.S. Army -
3rd Gold - - -

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