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Held at Marine Corps Base
Quantico, Virginia
May 22 through 24, 1953

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Marine Corps Schools Team #1 from Quantico, Virginia walked off with top honors at the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol Championships by taking a clean three day sweep with an amazing 3409 out of a possible 3600. The team left to right are Master Sergeant J. A. Davis, 2ndLt. W. W. McMillan, Capt. V. F. Brown, and LtCol. W. R. Walsh

Photo by Cpl. T. E. Head, MCS Photo Services

Schools Pistol Shots Grab Trophy Jackpot
In Middle Atlantic Regional Matches

The three day meet of the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol Championships ended last Sunday, as Marksman from Quantico walked off with more than their share of honors.

Marine Lt. Colonel Walter R. Walsh walked off with about everything but the kitchen 2593 out of a possible 3000 for the sink with his grand aggregate of entire meet. By his superb shooting, the Colonel won for himself a trip to the National Pistol Championships to be held at Camp Perry, Ohio, and a sizable collection of medals and silver awards

The first day of shooting was devoted to the 45 caliber weapon, and Marine Second Lieutenant W. W. McMillan of the Quantico Team took the Slow Fire Master's award with a blazing 189 out of a possible 200. The Expert Group was taken by Lt. Colonel R. Tonis with 179 x 200, while Sharpshooter prize went to Army Colonel L. W. Bagley with 181 x 200. Mr. J. A. Tanner took the Marksman honors with his 179 x 200.

In the Second Match, the 45 Caliber Timed Fire event, Mr. R. D. Marshall, a Washington, D. C. Policeman who resides at College Park, Maryland, took top honors in the Master Class with a 198. He was followed by S. R. Gemmill who took the Expert Group with a 193. F. Remington, Jr., captured Sharpshooter honors with a 193, and W. Cross II walked away with the Marksman Group with a 186.

Match Three, the 45 Caliber Rapid Fire at 25 yards, saw Marine Lt. Colonel W. R. Walsh, of Quantico, Virginia, shoot an amazing 197 out of a possible 200. The Colonel, perhaps the finest pistol shot in the Corps, captured the honors in the Masters Class. J. J. Fielding's 187 was good enough to win the medal for the Expert Class. Another 187 by W. W. Blythe took the Sharpshooters group, and W. Cross II captured the Marksman Award with a 181.

Match Four, The National Match Course was won by MSgt. J. A. Davis of Quantico was a 284. The Expert Class honors were taken by A. G. Snyder with a 278, while the Sharpshooter Group was dominated by W. W. Blythe's 273. The Marksman title was won by W. Cross II with a 279.

Match Five, the aggregate of the first four matches was won by Marine 2ndLt. W. W. McMillan of Quantico with an 853. Teammate LtCol. Walsh was ten points behind with an 843 for second place honors.

Match Six, The Team Match fired over the National Match Course was won by the Marine Corps Schools Team Number 1, composed of MSgt. J. A. Davis, 2ndLt. W. W. McMillan, Capt. V. F. Brown, and LtCol. W. R. Walsh, firing 1110 out of a possible 1200.

In the second day of the Pistol Championships, Colonel Walsh and Lieutenant McMillan had pretty much their own way. The sharpshooting Marines once again walked off with honors in the .38 caliber Center Fire Matches fired over the National Match Course.

In the Master Group of the Slow Fire Match, Colonel Walsh fired a 195 out of a possible 200. The Expert Group saw J. R. Howell with a 186 taking the medal. The Sharpshooter Group was captured by H. M. Potter with a 188, while the Marksman Group was won by W. Cross, II with a 182.

In the second match of the afternoon, the Timed Fire event, retired Lt. Colonel A. G. Snyder, USA, walked away with the Master Honors with his amazing 198 out of a possible 200. The Expert Group was also taken by Snyder with the 190. Sharpshooting medal went to F. Remington, Jr., with a 194, and the 188 of L. A. Yost took the award in the Marksman field.

Lt. of Detectives of the Baltimore County Police, Mr. W. D. Simms, wrapped up the Master Group in Rapid Fire with his 194. Mr. W. Van Horn with a 190 took the Expert Group. Mr. F. Remington, Jr. won the Sharpshooting honors with his 188. The Marksman bracket was dominated by J. A. Tanner with an 179.

The National Match Course was won by Second Lieutenant McMillan of Quantico with his 289 x 300. S. W. Tolley took the Expert category with a 283. The Sharpshooter group was won by F. Remington, Jr. with a 283, and the Marksman award went to D. Bragg with a 268.

The aggregate match went to LtCol. Walsh with an 872. The expert group was won by MSgt. Davis with his 845, while F. Remington, Jr., won his third medal of the day by taking the Sharpshooters honors with an 837. M. M. Tanner won the Marksman Group with 791.

Marine Corps Schools Team Number One took its second win in as many days with the Team Match. The team composed of LtCol. Walsh, Capt. V. J. Brown, 2ndLt. McMillan, and MSgt. Davis, fired 1148 out of a possible 1200 over the National Match Course. If the Quantico team can take the highly competitive .22 caliber event tomorrow, it will have made a complete sweep of the Regional Championships.

The third and final day of the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol Championships was shot Sunday with top honors going to LtCol. Walsh with a grand aggregate score of 2593 out of a possible 3000. By his superb shooting the colonel won a trip to the 1953 National Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio, and a National Association Silver award.

In the first match of the day, the .22 caliber slow fire event, the Master Group was won by Mr. C. Ellis who also took the Expert group with a 188. The Sharpshooter medal went to A. T. Meyers also with a 188, and the Marksman event was won by Mr. Whitman Cross II with a 186. Mr. Cross, entered in his first competition firing with this regional shoot, was given the temporary rating of Marksman. However, the young student from the University of Virginia shot himself right out of the Marksman class by capturing six medals, one NRA certificate, and eight silver spoons with a grand aggregate of 2465.

In the Timed Fire Event, Mr. T. M. Berdeen walked off with both Master and Expert honors with is 198 out of a possible 200. The Sharpshooter prize was taken by Mr. L. G. Sterling with a hot 196, while the Marksman award was won by Mr. T. K. Curtis with his respectable 192.

The Rapid Fire event produced perhaps the hottest shooting of the entire Meet. While shooting for the Master's prize, Mr. E. K. Pote, who proved to be top civilian shooter of the meet, and Colonel Walsh, top aggregate shooter of the Meet, both shot 199 out of 200. In the five round shoot-off, Pote shot a possible 50, while the colonel dropped two points for 48. Pote also took the Expert Class with his 199. Mr. H. Miabohm took Sharpshooters honors with a 195, while student Whitman Cross II again took the Marksman award with his 192.

The National Match Course, the fourth match of the day, once again saw Colonel Walsh receive the top award with a 295. E. K. Pote was the Expert Class Champ with a 294, while Sharpshooter's top man was Mr. H. H. Leland with his 288. Whitman Cross II again took the Marksman trophy with a 293.

In the .22 caliber aggregate, Colonel Walsh had an 878 for the Master's win. E. K. Pote garnered Expert top spot with a 863, while Mr. F. J. Osmulski took the Sharpshooter award with an 849. And again Whitman Cross II won Marksman honors with his 858.

The grand aggregate of all three days of firing ended up with Colonel Walsh winning the Masters award with a 2593. Master Sergeant J. A. Davis took the Expert Class with a 2533. Mr. F. Remington, Jr. walked off with Sharpshooter honors with his 2484, while the Marksman award went to student Whiteman Cross II with a 2465.

The .22 caliber team championship went to Marine Corps Schools Team Number Once composed by Col. Walsh, Capt. Brown, 2ndLt. McMillan and MSgt. Davis. It was their third such win in as many days enabling them to make a clean sweep of the Meet.

The small bore free pistol match, with 30 rounds slow fired at 50 meters went to Mr. R. D. Marshall, the Washington DC Policeman with a 261 for the Gold Medal.

The International Rapid Fire Match, where 30 shots are fired at 25 meters at five silhouette targets, went to 2ndLt. McMillan with a 290 out of a possible 300.

The High Women's Team today was the BuOrd Team from Washington DC composed of three WAVES and the wife of a Naval Officer, Lt(Jg.) Mary Fisher of East Stroudsburg, Pa. was high with 272; CHCLK Helen Weaver was second with a 264; Ensign Nancy Ellifrit was third with a 245, and Mrs. Clare Howser was fourth with a 238 for a total team aggregate of 1019 x 1200.

Top Civilian of the meet was Mr. E. K. Pote, of Box 449, Berwin, Pa., with a 2520 aggregate.

Quantico Sentry, Thursday, May 28, 1953

Medal Medal Medal

.22 Caliber, .38 Caliber & .45 Caliber Team 'Winner' Medals

Medal Medal

.38 Caliber National Course & International Rapid Fire 'Winner' Medals


Grand Aggregate (Individual)
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
(MB Quantico, Va.)
878 872 843 2593
Expert James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps
(MB Quantico, Va.)
- 845 - 2533
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - - 837 - 2484
Marksman Whiteman Cross, II - 858 - - 2465
High
Civilian
E. K. Pote Berwin, Pa. 863 - - 2520

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


Grand Aggregate (Team)
Rank Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 U.S. Marine Corps Schools Team #1
1151 1148 1110 3409
2 - - - - -
3 - - - - -

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
Marksman U.S. Marine Corps Schools Team #1
W. R. Walsh, V. F. Brown, J. A. Davis and Wm W. McMillan, Jr.
1110

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
- U.S. Marine Corps Schools Team #1
W. R. Walsh, V. F. Brown, J. A. Davis and Wm W. McMillan, Jr.
1148

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
Master U.S. Marine Corps Schools Team #1
W. R. Walsh, V. F. Brown, J. A. Davis and Wm W. McMillan, Jr.
1151

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
Master Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
853
Expert Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
843

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
189
Expert Richard L. Tonis U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
179
Sharpshooter L. W. Bagley U.S. Army 181
Marksman J. A. Tanner - 179

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master R. D. Marshall Washington, D.C.
Police Department
198
Expert S. R. Gemmill - 193
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - 193
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 186

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
197
Expert J. J. Fielding - 187
Sharpshooter W. W. Blythe - 187
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 181

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
284
Expert A. G. Snyder U.S. Army 278
Sharpshooter W. W. Blythe - 273
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 279

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
872
Expert James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
845
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - 837
Marksman M. M. Tanner - 791

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
195
Expert J. R. Howell - 186
Sharpshooter H. M. Potter - 188
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 182

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master A. G. Snyder U.S. Army 198
Expert A. G. Snyder U.S. Army 198
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - 194
Marksman L. A. Yost   188

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master W. D. Simms Baltimore County Police Department 194
Expert W. Van Horn - 190
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - 188
Marksman J. A. Tanner - 179

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
289
Expert S. W. Tolley - 283
Sharpshooter F. Remington, Jr. - 283
Marksman D. Bragg - 268

(Source)


.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
878
Expert E. K. Pote Civilian
Berwin, Pa.
863
Sharpshooter F. J. Osmulski - 849
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 858

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master C. Ellis - 188
Expert C. Ellis - 188
Sharpshooter A. T. Meyers - 188
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 186

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master T. M. Berdeen - 198
Expert T. M. Berdeen - 198
Sharpshooter L. G. Sterling - 196
Marksman T. K. Curtis - 192

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master E. K. Pote Berwin, Pa. 199*
Expert E. K. Pote Berwin, Pa. 199*
- Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
199*
Sharpshooter H. Miabohm - 195
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 192

(Source: Quantico Sentry)

* E. K. Pote won the Shoot Off (both Master & Expert classes) with 50 out of a possible 50 and W. R. Walsh had 48

.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
Master Walter R. Walsh U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
295
Expert E. K. Pote Berwin, Pa. 294
Sharpshooter H. H. Leland - 288
Marksman Whitman Cross, II - 293

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


International Pistol Match
.22 Caliber Slow Fire
30 Shots @ 50 meters
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 R. D. Marshall Washington, D.C.
Police Department
261

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


International Pistol Match
.22 Caliber Rapid Fire
30 Shots @ 25 Meters
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Quantico, Va.
290

(Source: Quantico Sentry)


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