Patch

Held at the Tampa Police Pistol Ranges
March 9 through 13, 1954

Mid-Winter Shoot Opens At Police Pistol Range

The country's outstanding pistol shoots, civilians, military and police, start firing today at the Tampa Police Range in the 16th annual National Mid-Winter Pistol Championships.

Sgt. Joe Benner of the Army, who has won the championship the last three years, and Harry Reeves of the Detroit Police Depart., seven times the champion, head the field of more than 300 entries competing in the week-long event.

Nearly every state of the union is represented as well as Cuba and Puerto Rico.

Firing for the .22 championship is scheduled for today and tomorrow, with center and timed fire Thursday, .45 Friday and team matches Saturday.

Florida has a big entry with 11 shooters from Tampa competing.

The public is invited to attend the matches which start each morning at 8 o'clock.

Tampa Tribune, Tuesday, March 9, 1954

THE MORNING AFTER

By BYRON HOLLINGSWORTH
Tribune Sports Editor

How would you like to stand 20 paces away and have someone pop an apple off your head with a .22, .38 or .45 caliber pistol?

It wouldn't be much fun, but there are a lot of shooters at the Tampa Police Pistol Range this week for the National Mid-Winter Pistol Matches who have enough confidence in their fellow shooters to act as "William Tell's Son."

Visitors who attend the shoot are not likely to see such stunts, however, since the gunners will be too busy shooting for the medals and honors that go to the winners.

As usual, the Tampa shoot is one of the biggest in the world. Government, state and city law enforcement groups, civilian organizations and the military are represented from nearly every state in this county, and Cuba and Puerto Rico.

The shoot has been held since 1935, but it has been mostly a two-man show. Sgt. Joe Benner, pistol instructor at West Point, has won it the last three years and also won in 1948, but he's far behind Harry Reeves, veteran Detroit police gunner, who is the present national champion, and has won the Mid-Winter seven times. He won from 1939 to 1942, and when the shoot was resumed after the war he won in 1947. Reeves came back to win again in 1949 and repeated in 1960.

Lucile Chambliss of Winter Haven, has won the women's division for three years and is a leading contender to repeat again this year.

Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954

Benner Winner In Shoot

Defending Champ Cops First Match In Mid-Winter Pistol Event

By BOB SMITH
Tribune Sports Writer

M/Sgt. H. L. Benner, U. S. Army marksman from West Point and 1953 National Midwinter Pistol champion, opened the defense of his title at the Tampa Police Pistol Range yesterday by winning the first event on the program.

Benner won the micro sight trophy match in a shoot off after five pistoleers tied with perfect scores of 200. The others making perfect scores in the match were William McMillan, of the Parris Island Marines; James Clark, Shreveport, La.; Harry W. Reeves, of the Detroit Police Department and Offutt Pinion, U. S. Navy man from New York City.

Benner won the same match last year with a perfect score of 200.

Later in the day Clark, a civilian, had another perfect score, shooting 300 out of 300 in the Lykes Brothers Trophy Match.

Two Others Completed

Two other matches were completed at the 16th annual shoot, schedule to run through Saturday.

Chief Warrant Officer Robert E. Knight of Columbus, Ga., made a score of 295 out of a possible 300 to win the Frank Wyman Trophy Match and Pinion had a 271 out of a possible 300 to win the Bausch and Lomb Trophy Match.

Five matches are on the schedule today, including an aggregate for the .22 caliber championship. Benner will be defending title holder in two of the matches. He won the aggregate honor last year and also the .22 caliber timed fire match.

The other three events are the .22 caliber rapid fire match, the .22 caliber slow fire match and the .22 caliber national match course.

Newspaper Photo

ALL BULLEYES — This group of pistol shooters had a perfect record yesterday when each scored the maximum 200 points in a 25-yeard slow fire match in the Mid-Winter matches at the Tampa Police Range. Left to right. M/Sgt. Huelet L. Benner, West Point, N. Y.; James E. Clark, Shreveport, La.; Offutt Pinion, Pensacola Naval Air Station; Harry Reeves, Detroit Police; W. W. McMillan, Parris Island Marines.

Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954

Clark Wins .22 Caliber Title; Sets Two Records

By BOB SMITH
Tribune Sports Writer

James E. Clark, a Shreveport, La., marksman, had a field day at the National Midwinter Pistol championships at the Tampa Police Pistol Range yesterday, winning three of the five events, including the important national midwinter .22 caliber championship.

Clark set new civilian records in two of the events. His score of 297 out of a possible 300 in the .22 caliber national match course was a new mark and his aggregate score of 889 for the day was another civilian record. The aggregate gave him the national title.

The Shreveport man's third victory of the day was in the .22 caliber slow fire match, in which he scored 195 out of a possible 200.

The other two matches were won by M/Sgt. H. L. Benner, West Point Army Academy coach, and Lt. Col. Thomas J. Sharpe, Kansas City Army man. Benner won the .22 caliber timed fire match with a perfect score of 200, after a shootoff with three other competitors, who also had perfect scores. Benner is the defending champion in the match.

Sharpe won the .22 caliber rapid fire match with a score of 199. Four men placed behind him with identical scores of 198.

Had Perfect Weather

The pistoleers had perfect weather for their shoot today, a sunny day and a little wind. The lack of wind was credited with the good scores that were accumulated.

Placing behind Clark in aggregate scores for the national title were W. W. McMillan of the Parris Island Marines and Harry W. Reeves, Detroit Policeman. Both had scores of 882, but McMillan was judged second since he outranked Reeves.

M/Sgt. Benner, defending champion, placed fourth with a score of 990.

The three marksmen that tied with Benner in the .22 caliber timed fire match with perfect scores of 200 were Reeves, Capt. Ralph W. Anthony, Army man from Columbus, Ga., and Lt. Col. Ellis Lea, U.S. Army from Fort Benning, Ga.

Four-Way Tie

Second place in the .22 caliber rapid fire match finished in a four-way tie with 198, just one point behind Sharpe. The shooters were John A. Fowler, Parris Island Marines; Offutt Pinion, U. S. Navy from New York City; Clark and Lt. M. E. Meekins, U. S. Coast Guard from Norfolk, Virginia.

Six matches are scheduled today, with shooting starting at 8 o'clock this morning. Two championships will be decided, the national midwinter .22-center fire and the national midwinter center fire championship.

The other matches scheduled are the center fire timed fire match, the center fire rapid fire match, the center fire slow fire match and the center fire national match course.

Tampa Tribune, Thursday, March 11, 1954

Benner Captures Shoot-off to Open Pistol Defense

TAMPA, Fla., March 10 AP - MSgt Huelet Benner, who's teaching future Army officers at the U.S. Military Academy to shoot, made a good start yesterday in defending his national midwinter pistol championship.

He won the first event of the annual matches in a shoot-off after five pistoleers tied with perfect scores of 200 in the microsight trophy match in which any type pistol is shot.

Other Possibilities

Others making the highest possible scores were William McMillan, Parris Island, S.C., Marines; James Clark, Shreveport, La.; Harry W. Reeves, Detroit Police Department, and Offcut Pinion, U.S. Navy from New York.

Clark also made a perfect score, shooting 300 to win the Lykes Brothers Trophy match. CWO Robert E. Knight, Columbus, Ga., shot a 295x300 to win the Frank Wyman Trophy and Pinion had 271x300 to win the Bausch and Lomb match.

Stars & Stripes, March 11, 1954

West Point Instructor Top Scorer With Pistol

TAMPA, March 11 AP - Defending champion H. L. Benner was top man in today's shooting and moved ahead for the overall title in the 16th annual Midwinter pistol championships here today.

Benner, Instructor at West Point, had a high aggregate score of 870 for today's center fire matches, making a total of 1,750 for matches counting toward the championship.

James E. Clark, civilian from Shreveport, La., is second with 1,748; and Maj. William A. Hancock, Ft. Bliss, Tex., third with 1,737.

Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 11, 1954

Clark, Benner, Sharpe Cop Titles In Pistol Shoot

TAMPA, Fla., March 11 AP - James E. Clark, Shreveport, La., won the national midwinter .22 cal pistol championship yesterday with an aggregate of 889, a record for a civilian.

Clark won two of the four events making up the .22 cal championship. He shot 297 out of a possible 300 in the national match course for another civilian record and 195 out of a possible 200 in slow fire.

MSgt. H. L. Benner, West Point Academy coach and defending overall midwinter champion, won the timed fire match in a shoot-off with three others, all having a perfect 200s in the regular match. The others were Harry W. Reeves, Detroit policeman; Capt Ralph W. Anthony, Columbus, Ga., and Lt Col Ellis Lea, Ft. Benning, Ga.

Lt Col Thomas J. Sharpe, Kansas City, Mo., shot 199 to win the rapid fire match.

Placing behind Clark in the aggregate were W. W. McMillan, Parris Island Marines, and Reeves, each with 882, and Benner with 880.

The matches continue through Saturday.

Stars & Stripes, March 11, 1954

Benner Takes Lead In Shoot

Army Sergeant Wins Two Matches; Tops Aggregate List In Pistol Meet

By BOB SMITH
Tribune Sports Writer

M/Sgt. H. L. Benner, West Point Army Academy instructor, pulled to front in the 16th annual National Mid-winter Pistol Championships as the shooters completed the third day of the meet at the Tampa Police Pistol Range.

Benner, overall champion of last year, trailed nine points behind James E. Clark, a civilian from Shreveport, La., at the beginning of the day, but won two matches and placed well enough in the others to pile up an aggregate score of 1750 for the two days.

Clark is still in the running with a win in one of yesterday's matches, placing him just two points behind Benner with an aggregate score of 1748 for the two days. Third is Army Maj. William A. Hancock, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with 1737.

The scores were totaled in the Colt's Manufacturing Company Trophy Match from the two day-end aggregate scores of yesterday and Wednesday. The daily aggregate scores will continue to pile up for the climactic national championship.

Wins Trophy

Benner was top man of the day with a total score of 870 for the day's shooting, the score that won him the Smith and Wesson Trophy Match. Second in this match was Major Hancock with 868 and third was Offutt Pinion, Navy man from New York City.

Clark, who set two civilian records Wednesday, won only one match, the center fire timed fire match, with a score of 199 and placed second in the center fire rapid fire match.

Second to Clark in the timed fire was 1st Lt. William W. McMillan, of the Parris Islands Marines with a 198. Lt. Col. Ellis Lea, Fort Benning, Ga., was second; Capt. Frederick Keifer, Columbus, Ga., Army Base, third, and P. A. O'Gren, Milwaukee border patrolman, fourth. All three had identical scores of 198 and received their places accordingly to ranking.

Alvin H. Drehle, River Edge, N. J., civilian, won the center fire rapid fire match with a score of 196 out of a possible 200. Clark was second with 194 and Benner third with 194.

Both of the two leaders were out of the top places in the center fire slow fire match, won by Hancock. The latter had a 192, followed by Harry W. Reeves, of the Detroit police, with 190 and Lt. Col. Edward F. Kent, Fort Bragg, N. C., with 187.

Benner helped his cause by winning the center fire national match course with a score of 293. Hancock was second with 290 and Pinion third with 288.

Chambliss Wins Title

The women held their championship match today and Lucille W. Chambliss of Winter Haven, defending titlist, won the chamber of commerce sports committee trophy match. She had a score of 1672, a much better score the 1637 that won her the crown last year.

Second was Clara Britton of DeLand with 1543 and third was Mrs. Lou A. Hendrix, Patuxent River, Md., with 1539.

Six matches are on the schedule for tomorrow, including the Jesse E. Harpe trophy match for the aggregate of the day and the national mid-Winter pistol and revolver championship, an aggregate of all scores to date. The shooters will trade their .22-caliber guns for the .45-caliber for today's competition.

Tampa Tribune, Friday, March 12, 1954

Pistol Team In Match at Tampa, Fla.

The Parris Island Pistol Team got its first taste of competition in the 1954 season this week in Florida.

The first match, along with the announcement of the selection of both pistol and rifle teams for Southeastern Division Matches, heralded the start of this year's firing.

INITIAL CONTEST

Competing in the initial contest, which is to conclude tomorrow, are eight pistol shooters, headed by Maj. James K. Young, Weapons Battalion executive officer and captain of the National Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Teams.

The eight are firing in the National Mid-Winter Pistol Championship at Tampa. It got underway last Tuesday, with 50 teams, representing various branches of the Armed Forces and civilian groups, in the running for the title.

Accompanying Maj. Young were several veteran shooters and one new comer to pistol competition. He if Pfc. Robert H. Rinehart, who, Maj. Young reports, has been shooting exceptionally well.

OTHER MEMBERS

Other members of the tea are 2d Lt. W. W. McMillan, former Olympic shooter, MSgt. John A. Fowler, who last year placed first among 250 shooters in the Southeastern Division Matches; MSgt. Irvin W. Johnson, MSgt. Floyd Hafer, MSgt. Ralph Hagen and TSgt. J. A. Davenport, all veterans who have won numerous awards in various matches.

The eight have been divided into two four-man teams, with Lt. McMillan, MSgt. Fowler, MSgt. Hafer and MSgt. Hagen representing the Red Team, and Maj. Young, MSgt. Johnson, TSgt. Davenport and Pfc. Rinehart on the Blue Team.

Those selected on the rifle and pistol teams for the Southeastern Division Matches were chosen from approximately 60 candidates who reported at the end of January for try-outs.

Maj. Horace W. Card, Jr., provost marshal, is captain of the Island teams. TSgt. Davenport is coach.

Those named to fire both pistol and rifle are: Lt. McMillan, MSgt. Fowler and Pfc. Rinehart.

RIFLE SQUAD

Selected for the rifle squad are: TSgt. N. G. Watson, Jr., SSgt. Francis A. Bunker, Sgt. Albert A. Estes, Cpl. Grady B. Wiggins, Cpl. Brien L. Berry, Pfc. Arthur J. DeLong, Jr., Pfc. James Galbraith, Jr., Pfc. Thomas E. Brewer, Pfc. R. A. Hutcheson, Pfc. Otto W. Haversat, Jr., Pfc. Frank V. Tacinelli, Pfc. James G. Chancey, Pfc. Samuel H. Batten, Pfc. A. J. Prince, Pfc. Frederick Mathis, Pfc. Richard D. Hopkins and Pfc. Thomas M. McGinn.

PISTOL TEAM

Selected for the pistol team are: Capt. Robert E. Hill, MSgt. Thomas Brokaw, TSgt. Harry Akroyd, SSgt. John R. Torbea and Cpl. Ronald Markle and Pfc. Walter Dick, Jr.

The teams will compete in the Southeastern Division Matches April 23-30 at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Lt. Col. John W. Russell, commanding officer of the Rifle Range Detachment at Camp Lejeune, has been appointed executive officer of the matches.

NEW SHOOTERS

Maj. Young said some of the newcomers to the rifle team are showing well in practice sessions. In addition to Pfc. Rinehart, he singled out Pfc. Mathis for special praise.

Switching to the National Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Teams - - the "big teams" - - Maj. Young said plans are nearing completion for the arrival of the squads after the Marine Corps Matches at Quantico, Va., in May. He said team membership will be determined on the basis of showings at division and Marine Corps Matches.

The Parris Island Boot, Friday, March 12, 1954

Army Instructor Takes Fifth Title In Mid-Winter Pistol Matches

By BOB SMITH
Tribune Sports Writer

M/Sgt. H. L. Benner, the West Point Army Military Academy instructor and defending champion, won his fifth National Mid-winter Pistol and Revolver Championship yesterday, beating out several hundred shooters from all over the United States and several foreign countries.

It was the third straight year that Benner has won the title. He was also winner in 1948. Benner's winning score this year was 2609, just 10 points in front of the second place Maj. William A. Hancock, of Fort Bliss, Texas.

Maj. Hancock had trailed the leaders in the first couple of days of shooting but came up yesterday in the .45 caliber events to win the day's aggregate of the Jesse E. Harpe Trophy Match and the .45 caliber championship. He had a score of 862.

Third in the overall championship was James E. Clark, a civilian from Shreveport, La., with a score of 2594. Harry W. Reeves, Detroit Police, was fourth with 2593, W/O O. K. Weinmeister, Fort Knox, Ky., fifth with 2581 and First Lt. William W. McMillan, Parris Islands Marines, sixth with 2572.

Second in .45 Caliber

Second in the .45 caliber aggregate was Benner, with a score of 859. Reeves was third with 858.

More than 1500 shooters, their families and guests attended a fish fry at the Tampa Police Pistol Range, scene of the shoot, during the afternoon and afterwards attended the awarding of the prizes.

During the afternoon an ice cream party was given for the children of the shooters.

Yankees Win

A special event during the day was the Yankee-Rebel team match, won by the Yankees. Team Captain H. J. Thomas led an aggregation made up of Ralph Anthony, A. M. Murray, John A. Fowler, Alvin Drehle, Roy Marshall, Forrest Smith, Frederick Simpkins, T. A. O'Gren and Kenneth Smith. They fired away at will to break all the targets in the record time of one minute and 59 seconds.

M/Sgt. Benner also won the opening match of the day, the .45 caliber timed fire with a score of 199. Four others tied for second place with scores of 197 and were awarded places according to ranking of their shots. They were in order of their ranking, Maj. Hancock, M/Sgt. Lonny Lewis, Fort Knox, Reeves and Lt. McMillan.

The .45 caliber rapid fire match went to Maj. Hancock with 196. He outranked W/O Weinmeister, also with 196. Lt. McMillan took the .45 caliber slow fire and Thomas D. Park, Dallas, Texas civilian, won the U. S. Phosphoric Corp trophy match, the .45 caliber national match course. He tied with Maj. Hancock and W/O Weinmeister with 288 but outranked the latter two. Hancock was second and Weinmeister thrid.

Top division ranking in the overall championship were also awarded. C/WO R. S. Sutton of Jacksonville was the high National Guardsman and Jack Pedroso, Havana, was the high foreign entry. Sutton had a 2454 and Pedroso a 2322.

The shoot continues today at the range, with team matches making up the program.

Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954

Benner Leads Midwinter Pistol Championships

TAMPA, Fla., March 12 AP - Defending champion H. L. Benner was top man in yesterday's shooting and moved toward the overall title in the 16th annual Midwinter Pistol Championship here.

Benner, instructor at West Point had a high aggregate score of 870 for yesterday's center fire matches, making a total of 1,750 matches counting toward the championship.

James E. Clark, civilian from Shreveport, La., is second with 1,748; and Maj. William H. Hancock, Ft. Bliss, Tex., third 1,737.

Lucile Chambliss, Winter Haven, scored 1,672 for a successful defense of her Women's championship. Second was Clara Britton, Deland, with 1,543.

In individual matches Benner won the national match course with 293 of a possible 300. Hancock was second with 290. Clark won in timed fire, scoring 199x200. Alvin H. Drehle, River Edge, N.J., was tops in rapid fire with 196. Clark and Benner tied for second with 194. Hancock took the slow fire match with 192.

Stars & Stripes, March 13, 1954

Benner Wins Pistol Title

TAMPA, Fla., March 13 AP - MSgt. H. L. Benner won the National Midwinter pistol championship yesterday for the third year in a row and his fifth time in all.

Benner's winning score was 2,609, ten better than Maj William A. Hancock, Ft. Bliss, Tex. Benner is a pistol instructor at West Point.

Hancock finished strong after a slow start, winning yesterday's aggregate with the .45 cal with a score of 862. Benner was second in yesterday's shooting with 859.

Third overall was James E. Clark, a civilian from Shreveport, La., with a score of 2,594. After him came Harry W. Reeves, Detroit policeman, 2,593; O.K. Weinmeister, warrant officer from Ft. Knox, Ky., 2,581; and 1st Lt William W. McMillan, Parris Island Marines, 2,572.

Individual match winners yesterday were: timed fire, Benner, 199; rapid fire, Hancock, 196; slow fire, McMillan, 186; and national match course, Thomas D. Park, Dallas, Tex., 288.

Stars & Stripes, March 14, 1954

Army Wins Team Title In Shoot

The U.S. Army red squad won team honors in the National Mid-Winter Pistol Championships at Tampa Police Range yesterday with an aggregate score of 3452.

The Border Patrol team No. 1 won the police division with 3335, Chicago Rifle Club won the civilian title with 3274, and Florida won the National Guard award with 2971.

The Army's blue team, with 3357, was second in the military division, followed by Fourth Army 3287, Marine Schools 3268, Second Army 3239, and Naval Training Command 3219.

Detroit finished second in the police division with 3304, Tampa Police next with 3293, and U.S. Border Patrol No. 2 fourth with 3286.

In individual matches, Tampa police team, composed of Harold Barney, Bruce Curnick, D. Brown, and J. B. Self won the police division of the Tampa Greyhound Track match. Border Patrol No. 1 was second and St. Petersburg Police third.

Army's red team won the military, followed by the blue team, Fourth Army and Second Army.

Chicago won the civilian division with Floridian Pistol Club of Tampa, composed of R. Tomlinson, B. Madsen, K. Smith and S. Iverson, second and St. Petersburg Pistol Club third.

Florida Southern won the collegiate division.

The Army red team, Detroit police and Chicago Rifle Club won divisions of The Tampa Tribune Trophy match. Tampa's police were second in their division, with Floridian Pistol Club No. 1, second, and Floridian No. 3 third in the civilian group.

The Floridian Club No. 1 team won the civilian group of the Hav-A-Tampa match. The team was composed of Harold Laycock, Lucy Chambliss, Leo Vause and Jose Rose. Detroit won the police division and Army red team the military division.

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Sunday, March 14, 1954)

Army Red Squad Wins Pistol Shoot In National Meet

TAMPA, Fla., March 14 AP - The U.S. Army Red Squad son the team championship of the National Midwinter pistol shoot here yesterday with an aggregate of 3,452.

The team was composed of MSgt H. L. Benner, West Point instructor, who won the individual championship Friday; Maj William A. Hancock, Ft. Bliss, Tex., runner-up to Benner; O. K. Weinmeister, Chief Warrant Officer from Ft. Knox, Ky.; and Col T. J. Sharpe, Kansas City.

The U.S. Army Blue team was second with 3,357 and the Border Patrol's No. 1 team took third with 3,335.

The Army's Red Team won all three of the matches which made up the aggregate, with .22, .38 and .45 caliber weapons.

The Chicago Rifle Club's entry of R. Tomlinson, K. Smith, C. Gould and S. Iverson was the high civilian team with 3,274.

Stars & Stripes, March 15, 1954

Members of the U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island Pistol Team

Photo

Front Row left to right MSgt. Ralph H. Hagan, Pfc Theron N. Rinehart, Unknown and MSgt Floyd D. Hafer

Back Row left to right Maj James K. Young, 1stLt Wm W. McMillan, Jr.
MSgt John A. Fowler and Unknown

Photo

"These five shooters ended up in a tie for first place in a 25-yard slow-fire match on the opening day of the National Mid-Winter matches in Tampa, Fla. Left to right in this bulls-eye brigade are Sgt. H. L. Benner, USA; James E. Clark; Offutt Pinion, USN; Harry Reeves, Detroit Police; W. W. McMillan, USMC. Benner won the shoot with 25 additional ten's"

Grand Aggregate Individual
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
880 870 859 2609
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
869 868 862 2599
3rd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
889 859 846 2594
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich.
Police Department
882 853 858 2593
5th Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
875 852 854 2581
6th Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
882 834 856 2572
7th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
- - - 2571
8th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
- - - 2560
9th P. A. O'Gren Milwaukee, Wis
Police Department
- - - 2551
10th Thomas J. Sharpe U.S. Army
Kansas City, Mo.
- - - 2547
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
- 850 - 25120
2nd
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Testing Center
Patuxent River, Md.
- - 837 2510
3rd
Expert
John H. Asbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
- 837 - 2508
4th
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
- - 843 2499
5th
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
- - 822 2497
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
839 817 820 2476
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
850 817 797 2464
3rd
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
845 831 776 2452
4th
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla.
Police Department
839 793 802 2434
5th
Sharpshooter
Harvey Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
- - 803 2398
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
852 - - 2494
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S.C.
850 818 798 2466
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
835 807 798 2440
4th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
831 772 799 2402
5th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
- - - 2399
1st High
Civilian
James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
889 859 846 2594
2nd High
Civilian
Kenneth N. Smith Civilian
Elmwood Park, Ill.
- - - 2543
3rd High
Civilian
Thomas D. Park Civilian
Dallas, Tex.
- - - 2535
High
National Guard
R. S. Sutton National Guard
Jacksonville, Fla.
- - - 2454
High
Foreign
Jack Pedroso Civilian
Havana, Cuba
- - - 2322

(Source: American Rifleman, Vol. 102, No. 4, April 1954 & Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


Grand Aggregate Team
Rank Team .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
Winner U.S. Army Red - - - 3452
1st High
Police
U.S. Border Patrol No. 1 - - - 3335
2nd High
Police
Detroit, Mich Police Dept. - - - 3304
3rd High
Police
Tampa, Fla. Police Dept. - - - 3293
4th High
Police
U.S. Border Patrol No. 2 - - - 3286
High
Civilian
Chicago Rifle Club - - - 3274
1st High
Military
U.S. Army Blue - - - 3357
2nd High
Military
Fourth Army - - - 3287
3rd High
Military
Marine School - - - 3268
4th High
Military
Second Army - - - 3239
5th High
Military
Naval Training Command - - - 3219
High
National Guard
Florida National Guard - - - 2971

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Sunday, March 14, 1954)


Team Championship
.45 Caliber National Match Course
"Tampa Morning Tribune Trophy"
Rank Team Competitors Score
Winner U.S. Army 'Red' Thomas J. Sharpe, William A. Hancock
Oscar K. Weinmeister and Huelet L. Benner
-
1st High
Police
Detroit, Mich Police - -
2nd High
Police
Tampa, Fla. Police Harold Barney, Bruce Curnick, D. Brown and J. B. Self -
1st High
Civilian
Chicago Rifle Club - -
2nd High
Civilian
Floridian Club No. 1 Harold Laycock, Lucy Chambliss, Leo Vause and Jose Rose -
3rd High
Civilian
Floridian Club No. 3 - -

(Source: American Rifleman, Vol. 102, No. 4, April 1954 & Tampa Tribune, Sunday, March 14, 1954)


Team Championship
.38 Caliber National Match Course
"City of Tampa Trophy"
Rank Team Competitors Score
Winner U.S. Army 'Red' Thomas J. Sharpe, William A. Hancock
Oscar K. Weinmeister and Huelet L. Benner
-
- - - -
- - - -

(Source: American Rifleman, Vol. 102, No. 4, April 1954)


Team Championship
.22 Caliber National Match Course
"Hav-A-Tampa Trophy"
Rank Team Competitors Score
Winner U.S. Army 'Red' Thomas J. Sharpe, William A. Hancock
Oscar K. Weinmeister and Huelet L. Benner
-
High
Civilian
Floridian Club No. 1 Harold Laycock, Lucy Chambliss, Leo Vause and Jose Rose -
High
Police
Detroit, Mich. Poice - -

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Sunday, March 14, 1954)


Team Championship
Any Weapon Camp Perry Course
"Tampa Greyhound Track Trophy"
Rank Team Competitors Score
1st High
Police
Tampa, Fla. Police Harold Barney, Bruce Curnick, D. Brown and J. B. Self -
2nd High
Police
Border Patrol No. 1 - -
3rd High
Police
St. Petersburg, Fla. Police - -

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Sunday, March 14, 1954)


Yankee-Rebel Team Match
Rank Team Competitors Time
1st Yankee H. J. Thomas Captain, Ralph Anthony, A. M. Murray, John A. Fowler, Alvin Drehle, Roy Marshall, Forrest Smith, Frederick Simpikins, T. A. O'Gren and Kenneth Smith 1 min 59 secs
2nd Rebel - -

(Source: )


.45 Caliber Championship - Match 20
Aggregate of Matches
"Jesse E. Harpe Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
862
2nd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
859
3rd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich, Police Department 858
4th Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
856
5th Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
854
1st
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
843
2nd
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Testing Center
Patuxent River, Md.
837
3rd
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
824
4th
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
822
5th
Expert
Harold M. Potter Kinston, N.C. Police Department 822
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
820
2nd
Sharpshooter
Harvy Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
803
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 802
4th
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
797
5th
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Navy
Baltimore, Md.
780
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
829
2nd
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
799
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S. C.
798
4th
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
798
5th
Marksman
J. F. Sheffield St. Petersburg, Fla. Police Department 787

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber National Match Course - Match 19
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Thomas D. Park Civilian
Dallas, Tex.
288
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Tex.
288
3rd Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
288
4th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
287
5th Thomas J. Sharpe U.S. Army
Kansas City, Mo.
287
1st
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Test Center
Patuxent River, Md.
287
2nd
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
283
3rd
Expert
Daniel Krasun River Rouge, Mich. Police Department 278
4th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
277
5th
Expert
Frank M. Huglin U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
276
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 269
2nd
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S.Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
269
3rd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
267
4th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
265
5th
Sharpshooter
J. A. Dowling Civilian
Jacksonville, Fla.
265
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
278
2nd
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
271
3rd
Marksman
John H. Norris U.S. Navy
Long Island, N.Y.
268
4th
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S.C.
268
5th
Marksman
H. L. Coonradt U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
265

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire - Match 17
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
186
2nd John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
185
3rd E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
185
4th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
184
5th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 183
1st
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 181
2nd
Expert
John H. Ashbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
180
3rd
Expert
Samuel F. Rise U.S. Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground
179
4th
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
178
5th
Expert
Donald C. Olive North Miami Beach, Fla. Police Department 178
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
180
2nd
Sharpshooter
R. E. Shindlebower U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
177
3rd
Sharpshooter
Tex Davis U.S. Army
Fort Eustis, Va.
175
4th
Sharpshooter
Harvey Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
174
5th
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
172
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
175
2nd
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
172
3rd
Marksman
John H. Norris U.S. Navy
Long Island, N.Y.
172
4th
Marksman
L. Younglove U.S. Navy
Key West, Fla.
169
5th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
168

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire - Match 17
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
196
2nd Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
196
3rd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
194
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 194
5th Frederick J. Keifer U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
193
1st
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Test Center
Patuxent River, Md.
190
2nd
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
188
3rd
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
187
4th
Expert
Harold M. Potter Kinston, N.C. Police Department 186
5th
Expert
Lawrence E. Enterkin U.S. Army
Atlanta, Ga.
186
1st
Sharpshooter
George W. Sears National Guard
Jacksonville, Fla.
181
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
180
3rd
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
180
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
178
5th
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 178
1st
Marksman
Theron N. Rinehart U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
186
2nd
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
185
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S.C.
180
4th
Marksman
F. M. Finn U.S. Army
Alexandria, Va.
180
5th
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
179

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire - Match 16
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
199
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Tex.
197
3rd Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
197
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 197
5th Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
197
1st
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
196
2nd
Expert
A. Shapiro Detroit, Mich. Police Department 195
3rd
Expert
Paul A. Davis Galesburg, Ill. Police Department 195
4th
Expert
Charles E. Green U.S. Army
Fort Campbell, Ky.
193
5th
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
193
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
193
2nd
Sharpshooter
Robert F. Coffey U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
193
3rd
Sharpshooter
Harvey Dunn U.S. Marines Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
192
4th
Sharpshooter
Virgilio De La Cruz U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
187
5th
Sharpshooter
Jack Pedroso Civilian
Havana, Cuba
186
1st
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
192
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S. C.
192
3rd
Marksman
Thomas K. Curtis Civilian
West Chester, Pa.
185
4th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
185
5th Marksman J. F. Sheffield St. Petersburg, Fla. Police Department 183

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.22 Caliber/Center Fire Championship - Match 15
Aggregate of Matches 9 & 14
"Colt's Manufacturing Company Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
1750
2nd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
1748
3rd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
1737
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 1735
5th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
1734
1st
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
1708
2nd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 1695
3rd
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
1694
4th
Expert
John H. Asbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
1686
5th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
1685
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
1676
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
1667
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 1632
4th
Sharpshooter
John Prehles U.S. Army
August, Ga.
1624
5th
Sharpshooter
Paul Sansone Civilian
Forest Park, Ill.
1618
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
1668
2nd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
1665
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
1642
4th
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
1625
5th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
1616

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber Championship - Match 14
Aggregate of Matches of 10, 11, 12 & 13
"Smith & Wesson Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
870
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
868
3rd Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
862
4th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
859
5th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
858
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
850
2nd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 846
3rd
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
843
4th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
839
5th
Expert
John H. Asbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
837
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
831
2nd
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
817
3rd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
817
4th
Sharpshooter
John Prehles U.S. Army
August, Ga.
801
5th
Sharpshooter
Monroe W. Mackey Civilian
Pensacola, Fla.
799
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
818
2nd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
813
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
807
4th
Marksman
Iggy Filipski Elizabeth Police Department 803
5th
Marksman
F. M. Finn U.S. Army 801

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.45 Caliber Championship - Match 20
Aggregate of Matches
"Jesse E. Harpe Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
862
2nd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
859
3rd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich, Police Department 858
4th Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
856
5th Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
854
1st
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
843
2nd
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Testing Center
Patuxent River, Md.
837
3rd
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
824
4th
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
822
5th
Expert
Harold M. Potter Kinston, N.C. Police Department 822
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
820
2nd
Sharpshooter
Harvy Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
803
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 802
4th
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
797
5th
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Navy
Baltimore, Md.
780
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
829
2nd
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
799
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S. C.
798
4th
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
798
5th
Marksman
J. F. Sheffield St. Petersburg, Fla. Police Department 787

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber National Match Course - Match 19
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Thomas D. Park Civilian
Dallas, Tex.
288
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Tex.
288
3rd Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
288
4th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
287
5th Thomas J. Sharpe U.S. Army
Kansas City, Mo.
287
1st
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Test Center
Patuxent River, Md.
287
2nd
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
283
3rd
Expert
Daniel Krasun River Rouge, Mich. Police Department 278
4th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
277
5th
Expert
Frank M. Huglin U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
276
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 269
2nd
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S.Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
269
3rd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
267
4th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
265
5th
Sharpshooter
J. A. Dowling Civilian
Jacksonville, Fla.
265
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
278
2nd
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
271
3rd
Marksman
John H. Norris U.S. Navy
Long Island, N.Y.
268
4th
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S.C.
268
5th
Marksman
H. L. Coonradt U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
265

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire - Match 18
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
186
2nd John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
185
3rd E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
185
4th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
184
5th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 183
1st
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 181
2nd
Expert
John H. Ashbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
180
3rd
Expert
Samuel F. Rise U.S. Army
Aberdeen Proving Ground
179
4th
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
178
5th
Expert
Donald C. Olive North Miami Beach, Fla. Police Department 178
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
180
2nd
Sharpshooter
R. E. Shindlebower U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
177
3rd
Sharpshooter
Tex Davis U.S. Army
Fort Eustis, Va.
175
4th
Sharpshooter
Harvey Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
174
5th
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
172
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
175
2nd
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
172
3rd
Marksman
John H. Norris U.S. Navy
Long Island, N.Y.
172
4th
Marksman
L. Younglove U.S. Navy
Key West, Fla.
169
5th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
168

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire - Match 17
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
196
2nd Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
196
3rd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
194
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 194
5th Frederick J. Keifer U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
193
1st
Expert
M. E. Hendrix Naval Air Test Center
Patuxent River, Md.
190
2nd
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
188
3rd
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
187
4th
Expert
Harold M. Potter Kinston, N.C. Police Department 186
5th
Expert
Lawrence E. Enterkin U.S. Army
Atlanta, Ga.
186
1st
Sharpshooter
George W. Sears National Guard
Jacksonville, Fla.
181
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
180
3rd
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds U.S. Army
Baltimore, Md.
180
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
178
5th
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 178
1st
Marksman
Theron N. Rinehart U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
186
2nd
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
185
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S.C.
180
4th
Marksman
F. M. Finn U.S. Army
Alexandria, Va.
180
5th
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
179

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire - Match 16
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
199
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Tex.
197
3rd Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
197
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 197
5th Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
197
1st
Expert
E. A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
196
2nd
Expert
A. Shapiro Detroit, Mich. Police Department 195
3rd
Expert
Paul A. Davis Galesburg, Ill. Police Department 195
4th
Expert
Charles E. Green U.S. Army
Fort Campbell, Ky.
193
5th
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
193
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
193
2nd
Sharpshooter
Robert F. Coffey U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
193
3rd
Sharpshooter
Harvey Dunn U.S. Marines Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
192
4th
Sharpshooter
Virgilio De La Cruz U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
187
5th
Sharpshooter
Jack Pedroso Civilian
Havana, Cuba
186
1st
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
192
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, S. C.
192
3rd
Marksman
Thomas K. Curtis Civilian
West Chester, Pa.
185
4th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
185
5th Marksman J. F. Sheffield St. Petersburg, Fla. Police Department 183

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Saturday, March 13, 1954)


.22 Caliber/Center Fire Championship - Match 15
Aggregate of Matches 9 & 14
"Colt's Manufacturing Company Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
1750
2nd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
1748
3rd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
1737
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 1735
5th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
1734
1st
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
1708
2nd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 1695
3rd
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
1694
4th
Expert
John H. Asbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
1686
5th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
1685
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
1676
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
1667
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 1632
4th
Sharpshooter
John Prehles U.S. Army
August, Ga.
1624
5th
Sharpshooter
Paul Sansone Civilian
Forest Park, Ill.
1618
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
1668
2nd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
1665
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
1642
4th
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
1625
5th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
1616

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber Championship - Match 14
Aggregate of Matches of 10, 11, 12 & 13
"Smith & Wesson Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
870
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
868
3rd Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
862
4th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
859
5th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
858
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
850
2nd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 846
3rd
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
843
4th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
839
5th
Expert
John H. Asbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
837
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
831
2nd
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
817
3rd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
817
4th
Sharpshooter
John Prehles U.S. Army
August, Ga.
801
5th
Sharpshooter
Monroe W. Mackey Civilian
Pensacola, Fla.
799
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
818
2nd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
813
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
807
4th
Marksman
Iggy Filipski Elizabeth Police Department 803
5th
Marksman
F. M. Finn U.S. Army 801

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber National Match Course - Match 13
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
293
2nd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
290
3rd Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
288
4th John Porter Detroit Police Department 287
5th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
286
1st
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
284
2nd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa Police Department 284
3rd
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
283
4th
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
282
5th
Expert
Joseph F. Gregory U.S. Army 281
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
279
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
279
3rd
Sharpshooter
Tex Davis U.S. Army 277
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
273
5th
Sharpshooter
William D. Kelly U.S. Army 272
1st
Marksman
Iggy Filipski Elizabeth Police Department 277
2nd
Markamsn
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
273
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
273
4th
Marksman
Louis T. Mathis West Palm Beach Police Department 271
5th
Marksman
Fred K. Grimm Elizabeth Police Department 269

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire - Match 12
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
192
2nd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 190
3rd Edward F. Kent U.S. Army 187
4th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
186
5th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
186
1st
Expert
Cortney A. Roberts Gainesville Police Department 186
2nd
Expert
Arthur F. Buck Civilian
Cincinnati, Ohio
185
3rd
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
183
4th
Expert
C. B. Sullivan U.S. Marine Corps 183
5th
Expert
Ben F. Bledsoe Civilian
Elizabethtown, Ky.
182
1st
Sharpshooter
Lawrence DeVuyst Fair Lawn Police Department 178
2nd
Sharpshooter
Monroe W. Mackey Civilian
Pensacola, Fla.
176
3rd
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
174
4th
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 173
5th
Sharpshooter
Robert F. Coffey U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
173
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
183
2nd
Marksman
Theron N. Rinehart U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
178
3rd
Marksman
F. M. Finn U.S. Army 177
4th
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
176
5th
Marksman
Allen H. Waite U.S. Army 175

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire - Match 11
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
196
2nd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
194
3rd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
194
4th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
193
5th Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
193
1st
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps 191
2nd
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
191
3rd
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Army
Corpus Christi, Tex.
191
4th
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 190
5th
Expert
Charles H. Beals Civilian
North Kansas City, Mo.
190
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
190
2nd
Sharpshooter
Jack Pedroso Civilian
Havana, Cuba
186
3rd
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds Military
Baltimore, Md.
186
4th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
185
5th
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
184
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
183
2nd
Marksman
Theron N. Rinehart U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
180
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
180
4th
Marksman
Clara Britton Civilian
DeLand, Fla.
179
5th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
177

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.38 Caliber Timed Fire - Match 10
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
199
2nd Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
198
3rd Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
198
4th Frederick J. Keifer U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
198
5th Presley A. O'Gren U.S. Border Patrol
Milwaukee, Wis.
198
1st
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
197
2nd
Expert
Maxin R. Beebe U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
196
3rd
Expert
John P. Shelton Tampa, Fla. Police Department 195
4th
Expert
Andrew Mosser U.S. Border Patrol
New Orleans, La.
195
5th
Expert
Charles H. Beals Civilian
North Kansas City, Mo.
194
1st
Sharpshooter
Tex Davis U.S. Army
Fort Eustis, Va.
194
2nd
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
193
3rd
Sharpshooter
Monroe W. Mackey Civilian
Pensacola, Fla.
192
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
192
5th
Sharpshooter
Donald Tyler U.S. Air Force
Mather AFB, Calif.
190
1st
Marksman
L. Younglove U.S. Navy
Key West, Fla.
192
2nd
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
192
3rd
Marksman
Fred R. Grimm Elilzabeth, N. J. Police Department 191
4th
Marksman
Louis T. Mathis West Palm Beach, Fla. Police Department 189
5th
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
189

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 12, 1954)


.22 Caliber Championship - Match 9
Aggregate of Matches 5, 6, 7 & 8
"High Standard Mfg. Corp. Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Total
1st James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
889
2nd Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
882
3rd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 882
4th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
880
5th Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
875
1st
Expert
Alvin H. Dreble Civilian
River Edge, N. J.
865
2nd
Expert
Joseph F. Gregory U.S. Army
Columbia, S.C.
860
3rd
Expert
Paul A. Davis Galesburg Police Department 853
4th
Expert
Andrew Mosser U.S. Border Patrol
New Orleans, La.
852
5th
Expert
Harold M. Potter Kingston, N.C. Police Department 851
1st
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
850
2nd
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
845
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 839
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
839
5th
Sharpshooter
Robert R. Coffey U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
833
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
852
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
850
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
835
4th
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
832
5th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
831

(Source: American Rifleman, Vol. 102, No. 4, April 1954)

.22 Caliber National Match Course - Match 8
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
297
2nd Oscar K. Weinmeister U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
295
3rd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
294
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 294
5th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
293
1st
Expert
Joseph F. Gregory U.S. Army
Columbia, S. C.
289
2nd
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
288
3rd
Expert
Lever F. Stewart Military
Fayette, N. C.
288
4th
Expert
Robert Tomlinson Civilian
Chicago, Ill.
287
5th
Expert
A. J. Coppridge Civilian
Chapel Hill, N. C.
287
1st
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
285
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
282
3rd
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 281
4th
Sharpshooter
R. E. Shrindlebower U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
280
5th
Sharpshooter
John E. Reynolds Military
Baltimore, Md.
280
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
287
2nd
Marksman
Edward P. McNair U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
284
3rd
Marksman
John A. Myers U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
283
4th
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
282
5th
Marksman
John Artym U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
282

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire - Match 7
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
195
2nd Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
194
3rd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 191
4th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
189
5th B. H. Curnick Tampa, Fla. Police Department 189
1st
Expert
Andrew Mosser U.S. Border Patrol
New Orleans, La.
188
2nd
Expert
Cortnay A. Roberts Gainesville, Fla. Police Department 187
3rd
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
186
4th
Expert
Paul A. Davis Galesburg, Ill. Police Department 185
5th
Expert
A. Shapiro Detroit, Mich. Police Department 185
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
186
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
183
3rd
Sharpshooter
Glenn W. Zubler South Bend, Ind. Police Department 179
4th
Sharpshooter
George W. Sears U.S. National Guard
Jacksonville, Fla.
179
5th
Sharpshooter
Harvey A. Dunn U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
178
1st
Marksman
J. Eckhardt U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
182
2nd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
181
3rd
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
179
4th
Marksman
Thomas K. Curtis Civilian
West Chester, Pa.
179
5th
Marksman
J. E. Barker U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
179

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber Rapid Fire - Match 6
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Thomas J. Sharpe U.S. Army
Kansas, City, Mo.
199
2nd John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
198
3rd Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
198
4th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
198
5th Manson E. Meekins U.S. Coast Guard
Norfolk, Va.
198
1st
Expert
Matthew L. Zarembka South Bend, Ind. Police Department 197
2nd
Expert
Richard R. Weber Military
Wrightsville Beach, N. C.
196
3rd
Expert
D. Brown Tampa, Fla. Police Department 195
4th
Expert
Ed Gray Elizabeth, N. J. Police Department 195
5th
Expert
Alvin H. Drehle Civilian
Riveredge, N. J.
195
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 193
2nd
Sharpshooter
Albert W. Kumick Civilian
St. Petersburg, Fla.
191
3rd
Sharpshooter
George W. Sears U.S. National Guard
Jacksonville, Fla.
191
4th
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
191
5th
Sharpshooter
Lawrence DeVuyst Fair Lawn, N. J. Police Department 189
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
191
2nd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
191
3rd
Marksman
Theron N. Rinehart U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
191
4th
Marksman
J. E. Barker U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
190
5th
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
190

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber Timed Fire - Match 5
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
200
2nd Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 200
3rd Ralph W. Anthony U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
200
4th Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
200
5th James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
199
1st
Expert
A. Shapiro Detroit, Mich. Police Department 199
2nd
Expert
Allan C. Johns U.S. Navy
Milton, Fla.
198
3rd
Expert
Milton W. Davis U.S. Navy
Corpus Christi, Tex.
198
4th
Expert
Harold M. Potter KIngston, N.C. Police Department 197
5th
Expert
John H. Ashbury U.S. Army
Tulsa, Okla.
197
1st
Sharpshooter
Robert R. Coffey U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
198
2nd
Sharpshooter
Charles F. Jones Military
Marietta, Pa.
195
3rd
Sharpshooter
Paul Sansone Civilian
Forest Park, Ill.
195
4th
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
194
5th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
197
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
197
2nd
Marksman
Edward P. McNair U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
196
3rd
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
196
4th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
195
5th
Marksman
John A. Myers U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
194

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber Int'l Olympic Slow Fire - Match 4
"Bausch & Lomb Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
271
2nd Ellis Lea U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
271
3rd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
270
4th Ralph W. Anthony U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
270
5th Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
270
6th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 267
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
263
2nd
Expert
Irvin W. Johnson U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
260
3rd
Expert
Carl D. Cassels Civilian
Produce, Fla.
260
4th
Expert
Gil B. Hebard Civilian
Knoxville, Ill.
259
5th
Expert
Paul A. Davis Galesburg, Ill. Police Department 255
1st
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
265
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
250
3rd
Sharpshooter
R. O. Schilke Civilian
Evanston, Ill.
250
4th
Sharpshooter
John Prehles U.S. Army
August, Ga.
250
5th
Sharpshooter
V. De La Cruz U.S. Navy
Pensacola, Fla.
247
1st
Marksman
David C. Miller U.S. Army
Fort Benning, Ga.
266
2nd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
260
3rd
Marksman
Victor L. Lewis Military
Sarasota, Fla.
257
4th
Marksman
L. E. Willner Civilian
West Point, N.Y.
257
5th
Marksman
J. G. Eckhardt U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
255

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber National Match Course - Match 3
"Frank L. Wyman Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Robert E. Knight U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
295
2nd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
295
3rd William A. Hancock U.S. Army
Fort Bliss, Texas
294
4th John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
294
5th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Police Department 294
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
289
2nd
Expert
Edward A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
289
3rd
Expert
Ward S. Oakley U.S. Army
Fort Campbell, Ky.
288
4th
Expert
Lawrence E. Enterkin U.S. Army
Atlanta, Ga.
288
5th
Expert
Gil B. Hebard Civilian
Knoxville, Ill.
288
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 294
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
293
3rd
S harpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
290
4th
Sharpshooter
Monroe W. Mackey Civilian
Pensacola, Fla.
288
5th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
283
1st
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
286
2nd
Marksman
J. Eckhardt U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
284
3rd
Marksman
D. A. Vesser U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
279
4th
Marksman
William F. Perrelli Civilian
Springfield, N.J.
279
5th
Marksman
Ray Orton U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
278

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.22 Caliber Camp Perry Course - Match 2
"Lykes Brothers Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
300
2nd Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
300
3rd Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
299
4th Frederick J. Keifer U.S. Army
Columbus, Ga.
298
5th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
298
1st
Expert
Lawrence E. Enterkin U.S. Army
Atlanta, Ga.
297
2nd
Expert
Donald C. Olive Miami Beach, Fla. Police Department 295
3rd
Expert
Ben F. Bledsoe Civilian
Elizabethtown, Ky.
294
4th
Expert
Bill J. Barnett Miami Beach, Fla. Police Department 294
5th
Expert
Edward A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
294
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 295
2nd
Sharpshooter
Paul Sansone Civilian
Forest Park, Ill.
291
3rd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
290
4th
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
288
5th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
288
1st
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
295
2nd
Marksman
J. Eckhardt U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
294
3rd
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
292
4th
Marksman
J. F. Sheffield St. Petersburg, Fla. Police Department 289
5th
Marksman
J. E. Barker U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
286

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


.38 Caliber 25 Yards Slow Fire - Match 1
"Micro Sight Trophy"
Rank Competitor Service Branch/Agency Score
1st Huelet L. Benner U.S. Army
West Point, N.Y.
200
2nd Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
200
3rd James E. Clark Civilian
Shreveport, La.
200
4th Harry W. Reeves Detroit, Mich. Poice Department 200
5th Offutt Pinion U.S. Navy
New York, N.Y.
200
1st
Expert
Robert L. Davis U.S. Army
El Paso, Tex.
199
2nd
Expert
Jesse A. Davenport U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
198
3rd
Expert
Edward A. Beckelhymer, Jr. U.S. Army
Laredo, Tex.
198
4th
Expert
John E. Giles Civilian
Clearwater, Fla.
198
5th
Expert
Arthur F. Buck Civilian
Cincinnati, Ohio
198
1st
Sharpshooter
J. B. Self Tampa, Fla. Police Department 198
2nd
Sharpshooter
Frank W. Scroggs U.S. Marine Corps
Hialeah, Fla.
198
3rd
Sharpshooter
John Kinsey U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
197
4th
Sharpshooter
Eugene M. Spencer U.S. Army
Camp Gordon, Ga.
195
5th
Sharpshooter
Gordon E. Burdick U.S. Army
Chicago, Ill.
195
1st
Marksman
R. E. Hogan U.S. Army
Fort Jackson, Fla.
197
2nd
Marksman
Frederick S. Holmes, Jr. Civilian
West Point, N.Y.
196
3rd
Marksman
Tommy D. Smith U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
196
4th
Marksman
L. E. Willner Civilian
West Point, N.Y.
196
5th
Marksman
Lonny Lewis U.S. Army
Fort Knox, Ky.
196

(Source: Tampa Tribune, Wednesday, March 10, 1954)


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