Medallion Patch

Held at Marine Corps Camp Matthews, California
from April 25 to May 3, 1959

Medal Belt Buckle Medal

.22 Caliber Aggregate Service — .38 Caliber Rapid Fire 1st Service — .38 Caliber Aggregate Service

Rifle, Pistol Shoot Opens At Matthews

Capt. W. W. McMillan, last year's world pistol champion, will be among some 150 outstanding Marine shooters who will compete today in the California State rifle and Pistol championship matches at Camp Matthews rifle range.

Marksmanship Training Unit and Weapons Training Battalion have entered 40 Marine shooters in the matches.

Such well-known California shooters as J. W. Hurst of the Los Angeles Police Department, William E. Guiette of the San Diego Police Department and Elmer Hilden of the Border Patrol will be entered.

Hurst last Sunday captured the national police championship from Hilden while Guiette holds the international record for slow fire with pistol.

The California matches have been authorized by the National Rifle Association as a preliminary to the Pan American eliminations to be held at Fort Benning, Ga. during June and August. In addition to .22, .38 and .45 caliber pistols, .30 caliber rifles will be used in the matches.

Rifle marksmen will vie for the Harness, Wisler and Governor's match trophies, in addition to other awards. Rifle matches will be divided into two sections, with one firing the Model 70 match rifle and other using the M-1 service rifle.

San Diego Union, Friday, April 24, 1959

150 Corps. Shooters To Participate
In Calif. Rifle, Pistol Championship

Approximately 150 Marine shooters from West Coast posts and stations will compete in the week-long California State Rifle and Pistol Matches at Camp Matthews, which begin tomorrow.

"Mr. World Pistol," Capt. W. W. McMillan of MTU, will be shooting for his third year as California State Pistol champion.

Last Sunday, Capt. McMillan fired a 2644x2700 in the Los Angeles Police Dept. matches, just one point under his record in last year's state matches. He was followed by ASSgt. D. D. Thorne of WTBn. in the matches, by four points.

The California matches, ending May 4, have been authorized by the National Rifle Association as a preliminary to the Pan American Eliminations to be held in Fort Benning, Ga. MTU and WTBn. have entered 40 Marine shooters in the California State matches.

Thirty caliber rifles will be used, in addition to .22, .38 and .45 caliber pistols in the matches.

Shooters in the .30 caliber championships will vie for the Harness , Wisler, and Governor's Match trophies, among other awards. All matches in this stage will be divided into two sections, the "A" section using the M-70 match rifle and the "B" section the M-1 rifle.

Pistol championship matches will be fired for three days with the 2700 aggregate being fired May 2 and 3.

The small bore matches will take place tomorrow and Sunday with 15 matches scheduled. Perpetual and permanent trophies along with medals will be awarded to winners.

The International State Championships will be fired Wednesday, Thursday and next Friday. These matches will decide the International State winners who will go to the Pan American Eliminations in Fort Benning, Ga.

Lackland Air Force Base and the 6th Army of Fort Ord, Calif. will send teams of shooters to compete in the matches also.

MCRD Chevron, Friday, April 24, 1959

Taras Captures 2nd Rifle Crown

Gordon J. Taras of Pebble Beach yesterday captured the California State International smallbore rifle championship for the second straight time at Camp Matthews.

Taras tallied 1,110 points, nine more than last year. Marine acting S-Sgt. Emmett Duncan was second with 1,098 out of a possible 1,200 points.

Five shooters qualified for the Pan American Games eliminations at Fort Benning, Ga. Besides Taras and Duncan, they were acting G-Sgt. James E. Hill, Christian Peterson of Albany, Calif., and acting G-Sgt. V. D. Mitchell, who finished third through fifth, respectively.

The big-bore international free rifle, international slow fire and international rapid fire competitions will begin today, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Well known shooters in these competitions will be J. W. Hurst of the Los Angeles Police Department, Marine Captain W. W. McMillan former Olympic shooter, Offutt Pinion, William Guiette of San Diego and Marine acting S-Sgt. Emmett Duncan. 1958 United States International team members also will vie for top honors in the big-bore event.

San Diego Union, Thursday, April 30, 1959

.30 Cal. Shooters Will Battle Today

by ActCpl. Wayne Woodlief

Crack Marine Corps shooters are expected to haul away most of the silverware as the 30th annual California Matches move into the Corps' own game - .30 caliber M-1 championships - this weekend at Camp Matthews.

Sharpshooters from MTU and WTBn. will fire today, Saturday and Sunday in 600 and 1,000 yard championships, match distances the Corps swept in last year's National matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.

Marines were favored to dominate the meet's Pistol championships. Capt. William W. McMillan, MTU, 1958 World Pistol titlist, was to fire the International course yesterday, including a Wild West bit that called for five shots, at five different targets, in four seconds.

The international match winners are eligible for the Pan American Games final elimination in June and August at Ft. Benning, Ga.

Capt. McMillan and ActSSgt. Don D. Thorne of WTBn., hot on Capt. McMillan's trail in several matches this year, are the favorites in the State pistol matches today, Saturday and Sunday.

ActSSgt. Emmett Duncan, ActGySgt. James Hill, both of MTU, and ActSgt. Alan Dapp of WTBn. beat the State's top riflemen at the civilian's specialty - small bore firing - as the matches began last weekend.

Bulletin

Three MTU Marines qualified for the Pan-American Games final elimination with their sharpshooting Wednesday afternoon in the State International Small bore Championships at Camp Matthews.

ActSSgt. Emmett Duncan finished second, ActGySgt. James E. Hill third and ActGySgt. V. D. Mitchell fifth in the 120-shot, 50-meter event. All topped the 1180 qualifying score for the Pan-Am finals at Ft. Benning, Ga. in June and August. Duncan fired 1098, Hill 1093 and Mitchell 1083.

Gordon Taras, of Pebble Beach, won the championship with an 1100 total.

ActSSgt. Duncan won the Gary Simmons Trophy for four-position, 50-yard shooting and ActGySgt. Hill earned an International Free Rifle for his grand aggregate score of 3,928 with 223 hits in the 10x ring, best among the small bore meet's 77 competitors. Fifty-one of the shooters were civilians.

Dapp was second in the Grand Aggregate with 3,927 with 223 hits. Duncan was fourth with 3,917 and 193 X's.

MCRD Chevron, Friday, May 1, 1959

Marine, Policeman Capture Pistol Titles

A Marine Corps captain, a Los Angeles policeman and a crack shot from Pebble Beach swept the international course championship yesterday in the California rifle and pistol matches at Camp Matthews.

Capt. W. W. McMillan of the Marksmanship Training Unit of Camp Matthews and defending world pistol champion, won the rapid fire pistol title by firing 591 out of a possible 600 points, three under his own state record.

John Hurst of the Los Angeles Police Department took the slow fire pistol crown with 544 out of a possible 600 while Gordon Taras of Pebble Beach added the 300-yard big-bore rifle championship to the small-bore honors he won Wednesday.

Taras' 1,094 big-bore score, plus his 1,110 small-bore total also gave him the Governor's Match aggregate. His total of 2,204 was from a possible 2,400.

San Diego Union, Friday, May 1, 1959

Faulkner and McMillan in Shoot Wins

SAN DIEGO, May 3 - D. A. Faulkner and W. W. McMillan captured individual honors in the state big bore rifle and pistol championshipss, respectively, here today at Camp Matthews MCRD.

Faulkner won the big bore title with a score of 493-50V, while McMillan totaled 2,614 in the pistol competition.

Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times, May 4, 1959

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Captain Bill McMillan and the tools of his trade.

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Captain Bill McMillan presents trophy for the Center Fire Team Expert Champions to one of the members of the MCB Camp Pendleton 'Blue' Team

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Jim Whitney, vice-president of CRPA, joins Col. James H. Brower, Commander of Camp Matthews in congratulating Capt. W. W. McMillan on winning the 1959 State Pistol Championship. The Victor's Trophy, in right hand, has "Governor's Medal" applied, symbolic of State Champion. He holds a pair of Bushnell Rangemaster Binoculars in his left hand - a special award donated by the Bushnell Co.

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Col. James H. Brower, Commander of Camp Matthews and Capt. William W. McMillan, Jr.

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ANOTHER FIRST - MTU's "Blue" pistol team, out-shooting the Air Force squad by one point gathers around the Herbert E. Hotchkiss Memorial Trophy which the Corps won for the first time Sunday. Team members are (l-r); Act SSgt Edmond S. Sarver, 1st Sgt Robert O. Jones, Act SSgt Frank O. Wright; team captain, Capt W. W. McMillan and Act Sgt Larry L. Hausman.

MTU Shooters Capture Hotchkiss Pistol Trophy

Firing against strong military and civilian rivals, the MTU "Blue" team captured the coveted Hotchkiss Memorial Pistol Trophy, bringing it to the Marine Corps trophy cases for the first time since its existence.

The trophy is in memory of a Marine Warrant Officer who died while practicing with the 1955 Marine Corps Pistol team in Camp Lejeune.

First Sergeant R. O. Jones, ActSgt. Larry Hausman, ActSSgt. Edmond Sarver and ActSSgt. Frank Wright teamed with Capt. McMillan in the pistol competition to win the trophy with a 3424 total, just one point over the Air Force team. Earlier in the last day's shooting, Capt. McMillan seized the grand aggregate Governor's Match with 2614 of a possible 2700.

Shooters fought strong winds during the final days of the California Matches which caused the best of the marksmen to call on long-stored experience.

ActSgt. Alan Dapp copped the Harness Trophy, firing 99 and 10 Vs in the 1000 yard iron sight event. He took first in last year's 1000 yard scope match.

Winners of the M-1 service rifle competition wre 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing team shooters, ActMSgt. Karl Arnold with a 248 score, CWO Harold Larkin with a 243, ActGySgt. J. C. Phillips and ActGySgt. D. D. Faulkner, both posting a 240.

ActMSgt. Frank Freeman captured the 1000 yard big-bore championship in the .30 caliber matches to haul down the honored Wisler Trophy. ActMSgt. Freeman is a marksmanship instructor with MTU. He posted a perfect score in the match with 15 shots in the V ring. He was followed by ActMSgt. J. A. Davenport and ActGySgt. W. C. Rose.

Photo by ActSgt. B. J. Nereck Jr.
MCRD Chevron, Friday, May 8, 1959


Grand Aggregate
"Governor's Match"
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Grand Aggregate Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 877-31 865-39 872-36 2614-106
1st Military Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 880-48 867-30 - 2600-97
2nd Military J. L. Keyser U.S. Air Force - 870-37 - 2598-109
3rd Military Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps - - 871-35 2597-92
1st Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Dept. 875-31 864-24 861-31 2600-86
2nd Police S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Dept. 885-39 - - 2591-88
3rd Police W. R. Thomas San Leandro Police Dept. - 868-29 - 2581-83
1st Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 873-37 844-18 845-21 2562-76
2nd Civilian O. Pinion - 874-35 861-30 - 2559-85
3rd Civilian H. Brown - 868-26 - 843-23 2545-74
1st Expert O. Helm - 868-29 - - 2515-60
2nd Expert F. Freudensprung - - - - 2504-57
3rd Expert J. Loomis U.S. Army 856-23 - - 2497-60
1st Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army - 804-13 773-18 2383-41
2nd Sharpshooter D. W. Merletti U.S. Marine Corps - 797-13 - 2359-35
3rd Sharpshooter M. Golden - - - - 2345-30
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy - 784-11 795-15 2399-47
2nd Marksman A. L. Jennings - - 819-19 754-7 2382-39
3rd Marksman B. J. Bandish U.S. Navy - - - 2294-31
High Lady Evelyn M. Boothe - - - - 2467-41

(Source: The Firling Line Roster of Champions)


Herbert E. Hotchkiss Memorial Trophy Match
Rank Team .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Total
1 Marine Corps MTU 'Blue'
W. W. McMillan, R. O. Jones, L. L. Hausman
E. S. Sarver & F. O. Wright
1161-39 1128-40 1135-33 3424-112
2 U.S. Air Force Team - - - 3423-117
3 Los Angeles Police Department - - - 3410-89

.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 872-36
1st Military Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps 871-35
2nd Military James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps 871-31
3rd Military Thomas R. Mitchell U.S. Marine Corps 867-24
1st Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 861-31
2nd Police Larry W. DeCamp West Covina Police Department 859-31
3rd Police J. H. Holt El Centro Police Department 853-25
1st Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 845-21
2nd Civilian H. Brown - 843-23
3rd Civilian J. N. Newhall - 835-18
1st Expert E. V. Elgin U.S. Army 832-17
2nd Expert F. Freudensprung - 831-19
3rd Expert Willian T. Ashley U.S. Army 831-17
1st Sharpshooter H. E. Aubrey U.S. Marine Corps 785-15
2nd Sharpshooter D. B. Cram - 779-7
3rd Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 773-18
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 795-15
2nd Marksman R. L. Demers - 758-11
3rd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 754-7

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Michael Pietroforte U.S. Marine Corps 189-6
1st Military James A. Davis U.S. Marine Corps 189-2
2nd Military Bobby F. Sherrill U.S. Marine Corps 188-5
3rd Military Frederick McFarland U.S. Air Force 187-7
1st Police W. R. Thomas San Leandro Police Department 185-5
2nd Police L. Champman Temple City Police Department 185-4
3rd Police S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Department 184-5
1st Civilian H. Brown - 189-5
2nd Civilian J. N. Newhall - 184-3
3rd Civilian D. Lovelace - 182-4
1st Expert Harry W. Hereford U.S. Marine Corps 181-1
2nd Expert J. D. McAdams U.S. Navy 180-3
3rd Expert F. Freudensprung - 179-2
1st Sharpshooter G. E. Trotter U.S. Navy 171-2
2nd Sharpshooter W. McMonagle U.S. Marine Corps 166
3rd Sharpshooter R. Cammock - 164-2
1st Marksman J. Thomas U.S. Marine Corps 161-4
2nd Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 160-1
3rd Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 159-1

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Donice R. Bartlett U.S. Marine Corps 200-12
1st Military Edmond S. Sarver U.S. Marine Corps 200-9
2nd Military Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy 200-8
3rd Military Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps 199-12
1st Police L. Chapman Temple City Police Department 199-10
2nd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 199-10
3rd Police John W. Hurst Los Angeles Police Department 199-8
1st Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 199-8
2nd Civilian H. Brown - 197-6
3rd Civilian W. A. Davis - 195-9
1st Expert O. R. Helm - 197-7
2nd Expert T. M. Bailey U.S. Army 197-6
3rd Expert D. M. Smith U.S. Army 197-5
1st Sharpshooter O. Figgs - 187-7
2nd Sharpshooter W. Lee - 187-1
3rd Sharpshooter W. McMonagle U.S. Marine Corps 186-4
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 186-7
2nd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 185-3
3rd Marksman R. L. Demers - 174

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Donald D. Thorne U.S. Marine Corps 200-7
1st Military Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps 199-9
2nd Military David E. Myrick U.S. Navy 198-11
3rd Military W. L. Mead U.S. Air Force 198-10
1st Police John W. Hurst Los Angeles Police Department 194-7
2nd Police Elmer W. Hilden U.S. Border Patrol 193-7
3rd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 193-7
1st Civilian W. A. Davis - 194-4
2nd Civilian O. Pinion - 191-8
3rd Civilian R. A. Simmons - 190-9
1st Expert A. J. Wilford - 193-7
2nd Expert William T. Ashley U.S. Air Force 189-6
3rd Expert L. L. Carmichael U.S. Marine Corps 189-5
1st Sharpshooter O. Figgs - 190-1
2nd Sharpshooter H. E. Aubrey U.S. Marine Corps 186-5
3rd Sharpshooter M. Golden - 180-3
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 181-3
2nd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 176-2
3rd Marksman R. L. Demers - 174-2

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 294-11
1st Military Larry L. Hausman U.S. Marine Corps 293-8
2nd Military Bernard A. Stoltman U.S. Air Force 292-13
3rd Military John L. Keyser U.S. Air Force 291-14
1st Police Larry W. DeCamp West Covina Police Department 290-12
2nd Police E. M. Farrant Los Angeles Department 289-11
3rd Police Earl R. Weaver Lost Angeles Department 288-11
1st Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 280-5
2nd Civilian H. Brown - 278-7
3rd Civilian R. H. Boothe - 275-9
1st Expert C. W. Keith U.S. Marine Corps 284-6
2nd Expert William T. Ashley U.S. Army 283-6
3rd Expert E. V. Elgin U.S. Army 280-7
1st Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 264-8
2nd Sharpshooter H. E. Aubrey U.S. Marine Corps 264-4
3rd Sharpshooter D. B. Cram - 263-1
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 269-6
2nd Marksman R. L. Demers - 255-7
3rd Marksman B. J. Bandish U.S. Navy 255-4

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Air Force 'Blue' Team
W. Mellon, F. McFarland, J. Keyser & T. Kelly
1141-37
1st Military U.S. Marine Corps MTU 'Blue' Team
W. W. McMillan, R. O. Jones, E. S. Sarver & F. O. Wright
1135-33
1st Police Los Angeles Police Department No. 1 Team
L. DeCamp, L. Chapman, J. Hurst & E. Weaver
1133-30
1st Civilian Southern California Civilians 'Gold' Team
D. Lovelace, R. Simmons, J. Block & H. Brown
1086-17
1st Expert Marine Corps Recruit Depot No. 2 Team
F. Rayford, C. Keith, N. Burks & R. Becker
1085-22
1st Sharpshooter Commander Mine Force
J. Tripp, S. Kosewski, B. Sammer & R. Potts
1039-12

(Source: The Firling Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 W. L. Mead U.S. Air Force 871-28
1st Military J. L. Keyser U.S. Air Force 868-25
2nd Military Frederick McFarland U.S. Air Force 867-30
3rd Military Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 867-30
1st Police W. R. Thomas San Leandro Police Department 868-29
2nd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 864-24
3rd Police L. Chapman Temple City Police Department 864-22
1st Civilian O. Pinion - 861-30
2nd Civilian J. W. Jett - 851-27
3rd Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 844-18
1st Expert Daniel L. Miars U.S. Marine Corps 832-15
2nd Expert T. R. Harrison - 830-19
3rd Expert Harry W. Hereford U.S. Marine Corps 813-20
1st Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 804-13
2nd Sharpshooter D. W. Merletti U.S. Marine Corps 797-13
3rd Sharpshooter J. D. Saunders U.S. Army 796-12
1st Marksman A. L. Jennings - 819-19
2nd Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 784-11
3rd Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 770-9

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Frederick McFarland U.S. Air Force 189-7
1st Military Donice R. Bartlett U.S. Marine Corps 189-4
2nd Military John C. Martin U.S. Navy 189-3
3rd Military W. L. Mead U.S. Air Force 188-4
1st Police W. R. Thomas San Leandro Police Department 192-5
2nd Police L. Chapman Temple City Police Department 192-4
3rd Police W. H. Kanagy San Diego Police Department 184-4
1st Civilian O. Pinion - 186-5
2nd Civilian J. W. Jett - 184-5
3rd Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 181-3
1st Expert Harry W. Hereford U.S. Marine Corps 182-3
2nd Expert J. D. Benson - 182-3
3rd Expert G. L. Holland U.S. Army 182-3
1st Sharpshooter G. L. Holder U.S. Army 176-4
2nd Sharpshooter D. F. Watson U.S. Marine Corps 169
3rd Sharpshooter J. D. Saunders U.S. Army 166-3
1st Marksman J. L. Stark - 168-2
2nd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 166-1
3rd Marksman W. H. Greenlee - 165-1

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 200-13
1st Military Russell L. Ludwig U.S. Navy 199-13
2nd Military Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 199-11
3rd Military David E. Myrick U.S. Navy 199-9
1st Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 200-5
2nd Police John W. Hurst Los Angeles Police Department 199-9
3rd Police Elmer W. Hilden U.S. Border Patrol 198-12
1st Civilian O. Pinion - 199-11
2nd Civilian J. W. Jett - 197-7
3rd Civilian H. Brown - 196-9
1st Expert F. Freudensprung - 196-5
2nd Expert John D. Loomis U.S. Army 195-9
3rd Expert Harry W. Hereford U.S. Marine Corps 195-8
1st Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 188-3
2nd Sharpshooter O. Figgs - 186-6
3rd Sharpshooter J. D. Petty U.S. Marine Corps 186-5
1st Marksman A. L. Jennings - 194-9
2nd Marksman W. H. Greenlee - 188-4
3rd Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 186-5

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert E. Harrington U.S. Marine Corps 199-10
1st Military Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U. S. Marine Corps 199-9
2nd Military Frederick McFarland U.S. Air Force 196-7
3rd Military D. L. Miller U.S. Air Force 196-7
1st Police Jefferson Fell Yuma, Arizona 198-7
2nd Police John W. Hurst Los Angeles Police Department 197-8
3rd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 197-5
1st Civilian L. H. Peters - 195-9
2nd Civilian J. Whitney - 194-11
3rd Civilian O. Pinion - 193-7
1st Expert C. W. Keith U.S. Marine Corps 198-5
2nd Expert T. R. Harrison - 195-3
3rd Expert O. R. Helm - 194-7
1st Sharpshooter D. W. Merletti U.S. Marine Corps 189-4
2nd Sharpshooter J. L. Tripp U.S. Navy 182-4
3rd Sharpshooter E. H. Johnson U.S. Navy 182-3
1st Marksman A. L. Jennings - 181-3
2nd Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 181-2
3rd Marksman J. R. Stidham - 173-2

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 John L. Keyser U.S. Air Force 293-16
1st Military Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps 293-12
2nd Military W. L. Mead U.S. Air Force 292-9
3rd Military David L. Miller U.S. Air Force 291-15
1st Police S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Department 289-8
2nd Police S. J. Horvath Los Angeles Police Department 289-7
3rd Police Milton G. Klipfel Lodi Police Department 288-10
1st Civilian J. W. Jett - 289-11
2nd Civilian J. Whitney - 283-9
3rd Civilian O. Pinion - 283-7
1st Expert T. R. Harrison - 283-10
2nd Expert John D. Loomis U.S. Army 279-4
3rd Expert M. Brucato U.S. Army 279-4
1st Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 275-4
2nd Sharpshooter M. Golden - 270-4
3rd Sharpshooter J. D. Saunders U.S. Army 266-2
1st Marksman A. L. Jennings - 278-6
2nd Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 276-8
3rd Marksman W. H. Greenlee - 258-2

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Border Patrol Team
E. Hilden, P. O'Gren, W. Joyner & H. Aitken
1138-48
1st Military U.S. Air Force 'Siliver' Team
B. Stoltman, W. Mead, G. Mack & D. Miller
1138-34
1st Police Los Angeles Police Department No. 1 Team
L. DeCamp, J. Hurst, E. Weaver & L. Chapman
1130-23
1st Civilian Southern California Civilans 'Blue' Team
R. Simmons, J. Block, L. Peters & E. Boothe
1087-19
1st Expert MCB Camp Pendleton 'Blue' Team
C. Caudill, B. F. Sherrill, J. P. Taylor & J. Lander
1108-23
1st Sharpshooter Sixth Army 'Yellow' Team
M. Brucato, J. L. Teague, G. L. Holder & A. F. Eaton
1076-22

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Department 885-39
1st Military Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 880-48
2nd Military Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy 870-34
3rd Military Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 877-31
1st Police Harry E. Aitken U.S. Border Patrol 880-29
2nd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 875-31
3rd Police Larry W. DeCamp West Covina Police Department 874-36
1st Civilian O. Pinion - 874-35
2nd Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 873-37
3rd Civilian H. Brown - 868-26
1st Expert John C. Martin U.S. Navy 820-21
2nd Expert J. D. Loomis U.S. Army 856-23
3rd Expert R. Slupsky - 856-18
1st Sharpshooter W. McMonagle U.S. Marine Corps 814-17
2nd Sharpshooter E. H. Johnston U.S. Navy 813-13
3rd Sharpshooter L. V. Short - 812-12
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 820-21
2nd Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 818-14
3rd Marksman R. L. Demers - 811-14

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Gasper P. DeFino U.S. Navy 193-5
1st Military J. L. Keyser U.S. Air Force 191-8
2nd Military Haril W. Newton U.S. Marine Corps 190-4
3rd Military Frank O. Wright U.S. Marine Corps 189-6
1st Police C. Shores Pasadena Police Department 191-6
2nd Police Earl R. Weaver Los Angeles Police Department 191-5
3rd Police Milton G. Klipfel Lodi Police Department 190-7
1st Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 189-7
2nd Civilian O. Pinion - 188-5
3rd Civilian H. Brown - 184-4
1st Expert R. A. Johansen - 185-6
2nd Expert O. R. Helm - 185-5
3rd Expert Harry W. Hereford U.S. Marine Corps 183-3
1st Sharpshooter G. E. Trotter U.S. Navy 177-2
2nd Sharpshooter R. A. Aaberg - 175-1
3rd Sharpshooter D. B. Cram - 174-3
1st Marksman J. Thomas U.S. Marine Corps 172-3
2nd Marksman W. H. Greenlee - 171-1
3rd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 170

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 200-16
1st Military Paul J. Shank U.S. Marine Corps 200-13
2nd Military Frederick McFarland U.S. Air Force 200-11
3rd Military D. L. Miller U.S. Air Force 199-10
1st Police Harry E. Aitken U.S. Border Patrol 200-12
2nd Police R. C. Leoppard Richmond Police Department 200-12
3rd Police S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Department 200-11
1st Civilian W. A. Davis - 200-12
2nd Civilian S. E. Hudson - 199-10
3rd Civilian J. H. Block - 197-12
1st Expert William T. Ashley U.S. Army 199-11
2nd Expert O. R. Helm - 199-10
3rd Expert J. H. McAuliffe - 198-10
1st Sharpshooter L. V. Short - 194-3
2nd Sharpshooter J. D. Saunders U.S. Army 191-6
3rd Sharpshooter W. McMonagle U.S. Marine Corps 190-6
1st Marksman R. L. Demers - 194-5
2nd Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 194-4
3rd Marksman W. J. Littlehalers - 192-8

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Calliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Thomas R. Mitchell U.S. Marine Corps 200-9
1st Military Bernard A. Stoltman U.S. Air Force 199-11
2nd Military Almon J. Redmond U.S. Marine Corps 199-9
3rd Military Larry L. Hausman U.S. Marine Corps 199-6
1st Police Larry W. DeCamp Los Angeles Police Department 199-13
2nd Police S. G. Webber Chula Vista Police Department 199-12
3rd Police Milton G. Klipfel Lodi Police Department 198-12
1st Civilian J. N. Newhall - 198-12
2nd Civilian R. Wood - 198-10
3rd Civilian H. Brown - 197-6
1st Expert J. D. Loomis U.S. Army 198-6
2nd Expert R. Brown - 197-9
3rd Expert O. R. Helm - 197-6
1st Sharpshooter G. L. Holder U.S. Army 191-6
2nd Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 191-6
3rd Sharpshooter Everitt H. Johnston U.S. Navy 189-3
1st Marksman John C. Martin U.S. Navy 192-8
2nd Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 190-5
3rd Marksman W. J. Littlehales - 187-1

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 S. G. Webber - 298-12
1st Military Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 296-14
2nd Military Thomas C. Kelly U.S. Air Force 295-15
3rd Military W. L. Mead U.S. Army 293-9
1st Police Harry E. Aitken U.S. Border Patrol 294-9
2nd Police L. W. Decamp West Covina Police Department 291-13
3rd Police J. H. Holt El Centro Police Department 291-12
1st Civilian O. Pinion - 295-15
2nd Civilian Donald E. Lovelace - 293-14
3rd Civilian J. N. Newhall - 292-8
1st Expert R. Slupsky - 290-6
2nd Expert O. R. Helm - 287-8
3rd Expert William T. Ashley U.S. Army 286-6
1st Sharpshooter L. E. Meyers U.S. Marine Corps 275-5
2nd Sharpshooter G. L. Holder U.S. Army 273-8
3rd Sharpshooter A. F. Eaton U.S. Army 273-1
1st Marksman J. H. Landers U.S. Marine Corps 276-3
2nd Marksman R. L. Demers - 273-3
3rd Marksman A. L. Jennings - 272-7

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Air Force 'Blue'
W. Mellon, J. Keyser, B. Stoltman & T. Kelly
1163-53
1st Military U.S. Marine Corps MTU 'Blue' Team
W. McMillan, R. O. Jones, L. Hausman & E. S. Sarver
1161-39
1st Police California Highway Patrol No. 1 Team
W. Thomas, M. Klipfel, J. Holt & C. Boomhower
1156-44
1st Civilian Southern California Civilians 'Blue' Team
J. Block, R. Boothe, L. Peters & E. Boothe
1126-38
1st Expert 3rd Marine Air Wing 'Blue' Team
H. Newton, L. McCallum, B. Sutton & D. Watson
1114-20
1st Sharpshooter Commander Mine Force Team
R. Potts, L. Short, B. Sommer & J. Tripp
1096-25

(Source: The Firing Line Roster of Champions)


International Rapid Fire Pistol 25 Meter Silhouette
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps 591-60
2 John W. Hurst Los Angeles Police Department 582-60
3 Edmond S. Sarver U.S. Marine Corps 577-60
4 Elmer W. Hilden U.S. Border Patrol 576-60
5 Harold N. Schrawder U.S. Marine Corps 576-60

(Source: The Firing Line, Roster of Champions)