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Held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
July 20 through 22, 1956

4 Pistol Relays On Firing Line; Camp Perry Next

RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB, July 20 - Four full relays of pistol shooters manned the firing line this morning to begin competition in the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol tournament sponsored by Marine Corps Schools. The shooters are here to determine regional champions to compete in the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, later this year.

Host team for the match is the MCS Rifle and Pistol Club, and most of its membership will be busy with running of the match. Many local shooters will either be working as scorers and block officers under the Tournament Director, LtCol. R. M. Calland, or adding up averages and comparing strings of rapid fire in the Statistical Office under the direction of CWO Earl Issard.

In addition to entries from local military and law enforcement groups and civilian shooting clubs, the tournament promises to show some real competition from the big guns of the shooting world. Both the Border Patrol and the Army have entered some of their top men in the matches. They will give the Marine Corps Pistol team something to shoot against.

Quantico Sentry, Friday, July 20, 1956

News Photo

THE WINNER — Lt. Col. L. O. Williams presents trophies to 1st Lt. William McMillan for winning the Regional Championship and the Military Championship during the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol Tournament held at the Rifle and Pistol Club's range. In addition to being a member of the top team in all of the team competition, he won nine individual matches out of a possible 16.

1st.Lt. William W. McMillan Wins Regional Pistol Match

MCS RIFLE AND PISTOL CLUB, July 22 - Top shooter of the more than 250 pistol shooters who vied for the Middle Atlantic States Regional Pistol Championship here today was 1stLt. William W. McMillan of the Marine Corps Pistol Team. In addition to firing on the four-man team which won all three caliber team events and set an unofficial world record over the International Olympic rapid fire course.

On Friday, the .45 caliber events were fired, and the first two matches went to McMillan, who won a two-piece salad serving set with sterling silver handles by firing a 191 out of a possible 200 over the slow fire course, and a two-piece sterling steak carving set by firing a 199x200 in timed fire.

The .45 Caliber rapid fire event went to CWO B. W. Sutton of the Marine Team, who won a pair of Sterling Silver tablespoons by firing a 195x200. Winner of the .45 caliber National Match Course was TSgt F. W. Filkins of the Marine Team, who won a pair of sterling silver pie servers by dropping only six points over the course for a 294x300. Filkins also won the .45 caliber aggregate match, and a sterling cold meat fork, by firing 866x900.

In the .45 team match, McMillan, Filkins, MSgt. R. O. Jones, and TSgt. W. L. Devine took the event by firing a 1146x1200, a mere 34 points ahead of their nearest competitors.

Saturday's schedule included all the center-fire events, and most of the shooters competed with the .38 caliber handguns. The big gun over the slow fire course was Filkins again with a 192x200 to win a pair of silver pie servers.

Firing the .38 in the timed fire event, McMillan again led the field by dropping only one point over the course to win a silver roast holder with 199x200. He repeated the performance in the rapid fire course and won a silver ham slicer.

Over the National Match Course with the .38, MSgt. R. O. Jones fired a 293x300 to win the silver butter knife and sugar shell.

McMillan's sharp eye and steady hand brought him the top score in the center fire aggregate where he took a silver salad server with an 878x900.

The Marine Corps Blue Team again won the team event in the Center Fire with a 1156x1200, sixteen points ahead of the Virginia State Police Team which fired a 1140.

Sunday morning the firing of the .22 caliber event started early, and the slow fire match was won by TSgt. W. L. Devine of the Marine Team with a score of 191 out of a possible 200, to take home an olive wood salad set with silver handles.

In the .22 timed fire event two competitors fired a possible over the course, McMillan and the Army's Ellis Lea, but the sharpshooting Marine won the shootoff and a silver steak carving set.

The .22 rapid fire event required another shootoff, this time between two Marines. Jones and Filkins both dropped only one point over the course, but on the shootoff, Jones went clean while Filkins dropped one point.

On the .22 National Match Course, McMillan again won top honors with a 299x300 which was good for a pair of silver ladies. In this match he barely edged out Roy Marshall of the D. C. Police, who missed out by one point in the timed fire string.

McMillan also won the .22 aggregate with an 878x900 to win a silver salad spoon. Then he took the Silver Bowl for the Regional Championship and the silver tray for the Service High Shooter of the Match.

Officer Kenneth A. Hartmann of the Baltimore County Police won the Police Trophy with a score of 2529x2700 and the Civilian Trophy went to George R. Barse, a civilian employee of the Navy, with a score of 2517.

Quantico Sentry, Friday, July 27, 1956

McMillan Wins Match, Takes Nine Trophies

Parris Island's ace pistol shooter, 1stLt. William W. McMillan has topped more than 250 participants vying for the Middle Atlantic Regional Pistol Championship at Quantico, Va., this month.

In addition to firing on the four-man team which won all three caliber team events, he won nine individual events and set an unofficial world record over the International Olympic rapid fire course.

Lt. McMillan won two events with the .45 caliber pistol by firing 191x200 over the slow fire course and 199x200 in timed fire. With the .38 caliber pistol in timed event, he dropped only one point to finish with 199x200, and repeated the same score in the rapid fire course to win again.

An 879x900 brought Lt. McMillan top score in the center fire aggregate match.

TSgt. W. L. Devine of Parris Island won the .22 caliber slow fire match with a 191x200 to take home an olive wood salad set with silver handles.

The Marine sharpshooter was forced into a shootoff with the Army's Ellia Lean in the .22 caliber pistol timed fire event when they both fired a possible over the course. Lt. McMillan won the shootoff.

McMillan won top honors again on the .22 National Match course with 299x300, and took the .22 aggregate with an 878x900.

He then won the Regional Championship event and was Service High Shooter of the Match.

Lt. McMillan should be able to set up his own sterling silver shop before this year's shooting is over. During the matches at Quantico he won a two-piece salad serving with sterling silver handles; a two piece sterling steak carving set; a silver roast holder; silver ham slicer; silver salad server; silver steak carving set; a pair of silver ladles; silver salad spoon; silver tray and a silver bowl.

The Parris Island BOOT, Friday, August 3, 1956

Medal Medal Medal

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

Grand Aggregate
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
878 879 - -
2 - - - - - -
3 - - - - - -
High
Police
Kenneth A. Hartmann Baltimore County, Md.
Police Department
- - - 2529
High
Civilian
George R. Barse U.S. Navy
(Civilian)
- - - 2517

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.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
Wm. W. McMillan, Jr., R. O. Jones, F. W. Filkins and W. L. Devine
1146
2 - -
3 - -

(Source:)


.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
Wm W. McMillan, Jr., R. O. Jones, F. W. Filkins and W. L. Devine
1156
2 Virginia State Police 1140
3 - -

(Source:)


.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps 'Blue'
Wm W. McMillan, Jr., R. O. Jones, F. W. Filkins and W. L. Devine
-
2 - -
3 - -

(Source:)


.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
866
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source:)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
191

(Source:)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
199

(Source:)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Bynum W. Sutton U.S. Marine Corps
El Toro, Calif.
195

(Source:)


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
294

(Source:)


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
878
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source:)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
192

(Source:)


.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm. W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
199

(Source:)


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm. W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
199

(Source:)


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
293

(Source)


.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agenqcy Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
878
2 - - -
3 - - -

(Source:)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Walter L. Devine U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
191

(Source:)


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
200 *
2 Ellis Lea U.S. Army 200 *

(Source:)

* McMillan won in the Shoot Off

.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
199*
2 Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps
MCRD San Diego, Calif.
199*

(Source:)

* Jones won in the Shoot Off

.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
299
2 Roy Marshall Washington, D.C.
Police Department
298

(Source:)


International Olympic Rapid Fire
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S.C.
-

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