Held at the Weapons Training Battalion
Calvin A. Lloyd Range Facility
Quantico, Virginia
January 8 to 9, 1972

News Photo

OLD FRIENDS — LtCol William W. McMillan, CO, WTBn, exams a .45 Cal. pistol, a weapon he uses to set marksmanship records. His latest mark was set during the Jan. 8-9 tournament at WTBn.

WTBn Holds First Tournament
McMillan, Higginson Top Shots

LtCol William w. McMillan and CWO2 Francis A. Higginson led 11 members of the Marine Corps Pistol Team to a clean sweep of Weapons Training Battalion's '72 inaugural, held Jan. 8-9.

The two record holders collectively rewrote the books in three of the tourney's events' Gunner Higginson broke his own National three gun aggregate record with a score of 2667-102X's; additional, he cracked the .45 Cal. aggregate mark by posting a score of 892-37X's. LtCol McMillan opened the new season by setting a new .45 Cal. National Match Course record with an overwhelming 299-11X score.

The Lone Star state's GySgt "Tex" Taggart reached the magic "2650" score as he posted a second place 2653-103X's.

Competitive shooters, like racing drivers who depend on their pit crews, are dependent upon their armorers. Special recognition is in order for GySgt Talmadge Parker and SSgt William Wiseman, the men who "build" the weapons that shoot record-breaking scores.

Quantico Sentry, January 21, 1972

Certificate
Grand Aggregate
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 Francis A. Higginson U.S. Marine Corps - - 892-37X 2667-102X
2 Billy R. Taggart U.S. Marine Corps - - - 2653-103X
3 - - - - - -

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.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 Francis A. Higginson U.S. Marine Corps 892-37X
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 (NRA Short Course)
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan U.S. Marine Corps 299-11X

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


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

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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )


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

(Source: )



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

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