Held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
August 6 and 7, 1955

News Photo

Corps Rifle And Pistol Team Takes Four First Places
In Middle Atlantic States Match

Shooters of the 1955 Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Teams came away with four first place wins, one of which is a new national record, two second place wins, and one third place here last Saturday in the finals of the 11-match Middle Atlantic States International Type Rifle and Pistol Matches.

First place wins were taken by TSgt. Frederick W. Filkins, MCRD, San Diego, Calif.; 1stLt. William W. McMillan, MCRD, Parris Island, S. C.; Maj. John M. Jagoda, Parris Island, and TSgt. George B. Merrell, Third Marine Division.

Sergeant Filkins copped the top spot in Match 1, a .22 caliber pistol, 60-shot slow fire course at 50 meters, with his score of 526 out of a possible 600. Second and third places in this match went to Major John Jagoda with 526 and MSgt. John A. Fowler, Third Marine Division, 521.

A new national record was set in Match 2, 60 shots rapid fire at 50 meters with the .22 caliber pistol, by Lieutenant McMillan's 588 score. He now holds both the open and service record for this course of fire which had been previously held by the Army's MSgt. H. L. Benner with a 587. Major Jagoda posted a 573 for second and Filkins, 572 for third.

Two second place positions and one third place were all taken by Sgt. Emmett D. Duncan, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Posting his first second place position in Match 8, 40 shots prone with the smallbore rifle at 50 meters with a 399, he went on to take the same position in Match 11, and aggregate of scores fired in Matches 8, 9, and 10, with his 1,115.

Duncan's third place came in Match 5, 40 shots kneeling at 300 yards with the free high power rifle, when he fired a 355 of a possible 400.

First place in Match 4, 40 shots prone with the high power rifle at 300 yards, went to Technical Sergeant Merrell with 382 of a possible 400.

Captain LeMoin Cox, MCRD, San Diego, placed sixth in Match 6, 40 shots standing with the high power rifle at 300 yards with a 313. He placed fifth in Match 7, an aggregate of the scores fired in Matches 4, 5, and 6, with his 1,039.

Fourth place in Match 9, 40 shots kneeling with the smallbore rifle at 50 meters, was taken by Sgt. Albert W. Hauser, Jr., Marine Corps Supply Center, Albany, Ga., with 378.

Duncan placed fourth in Match 10, 40 shots standing with the smallbore rifle at 50 meters, with 344.

The meet, hosted by the Rifle and Pistol Club, Marine Corps Schools here, was participated in by approximately 60 rifle and pistol shooters and was fired at the Calvin A. Lloyd Range.

Quantico Sentry, Thursday, August 11, 1955

Photo

First Lieutenant Williaim W. McMillan, set a new national record for the .22 caliber, 60 shot, rapid fire, 50 meter course, during the Middle Atlantic States International Type Rifle & Pistol Matches, held at Quantico, Va. 6-7 Aug, with a 588 score of a possible 600. He now holds both the open and service record for this course of fire which had been previously won by the Army's MSgt. H. L. (Joe) Benner with a 587.

The Parris Island BOOT, Friday, August 12, 1955

Certificate
International Pistol - Match 1
.22 Caliber Pistol Slow Fire
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
526
2 John M. Jagoda U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
526
3 John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps
3rd Marine Division
521

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)


International Pistol - Match 2
.22 Caliber Pistol Rapid Fire
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
588
2 John M. Jagoda U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD Parris Island, S.C.
587
3 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
573

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 4
High Power Prone
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 George B. Merrell U.S. Marine Corps
3rd Marine Division
382
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 5
High Power Kneeling
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 Emmett D. Duncan U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
366
5 LeMoin Cox U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
-

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 6
High Power Standing
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -
6 LeMoin Cox U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
313

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 7
Aggregate of Matches 4, 5 & 6
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Prone Kneeling Standing Score
1 - - - - - -
2 - - - - - -
3 - - - - - -
5 LeMoin Cox U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
- - 313 1039

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 8
Small Bore Prone
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 Emmett D. Duncan U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
399
3 - - -

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 9
Small Bore Kneeling
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -
4 Albert W. Hauser U.S. Marine Corps
MCSC, Albany, Ga.
372

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 10
Small Bore Standing
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 - - -
2 - - -
3 - - -
4 Emmett D. Duncan U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
344

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)

International Rifle - Match 11
Aggregate of Matches 8, 9 & 10
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Prone Kneeling Standing Score
1 - - - - - -
2 Emmett D. Duncan U.S. Marine Corps
Camp Pendleton, Calif.
399 372 344 1115
3 - - - - - -

(Source: The Parris Island BOOT)


Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional