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U.S. Marine Corps Pistol Team
Parris Island, South Carolina

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"To Lt McMillan You have done it again my congratulations E A Pollock Lt Gen USMC"

Shoot Honors For McMillan

Devine Second In State Revolver And Pistol Test

W. W. McMillan of the United States Marine Corps scored 865 out of a possible 1,200 for open division aggregate honors in the six-match seventeenth annual Maryland State Revolver and Pistol Championships yesterday on the Sparrows Point Police Department range.

Other aggregate victors in the .45 caliber competition were: Master - W. Cross, II, 857x1,200.; Expert - M. E. Mortimer, 828x1,200; Sharpshooter - J. H. Rogers, 828x1,200 and Marksman D. G. Tucker, 790x1,200.

W. L. Devin, who was second to McMillan in the open aggregate scoring with a total of 863, was the winner in two different matches. He won the .45 caliber individual Camp Perry course match with 297x300, and captured the .45 caliber individual, 20 shots, slow fire, 50 yards test with 187x200.

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956

Pistol Lead To McMillan

Annual State Tournament To Continue Today

W. W. McMillan held onto his aggregate lead in the seventeenth annual Maryland State Revolver and Pistol championships yesterday at the Sparrows Point pistol range.

McMillan scored a 199 out of a possible 200 in the open class of the center fire, rapid fire class to capture the lead. He led the scoring after Thursday's opening day .45 caliber events with 865 points.

The closest match of the day occurred in the center fire, timed fire class. J. E. Schneider and J. C. White both scored a total of 200 in the open class. Schneider won the event in a shoot-off when he scored five tens while White scored four tens and a nine.

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun, June 23, 1956

McMillan Takes 3 Pistol Events

W. W. McMillan yesterday retained the lead he has held for two days in the annual Maryland State revolver and pistol championships at the Sparrows Point Police range.

McMillan captured three firsts in yesterday's competition as he ran up the top score in the .22 caliber National match course and the State of Maryland Center fire aggregate events.

The United States Marine Corp's four-man team took two first places yesterday, ending on top in the Center fire for-man match and also in the four-man aggregate competition.

The meet will close this afternoon and McMillan looks like the man to beat for the all-around title.

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956

McMillan Takes Pistol Honors

W. W. McMillan took top honors in the Maryland State revolver and pistol championships which came to a close yesterday after three days of competition at the Sparrows Point pistol range.

McMillan scored 2,627 out of a possible 3,000 to garner first place in the State of Maryland grand aggregate open class. The champion held the lead all three days, wrapping up his victory by winning the Camp Perry aggregate and the State of Maryland .22 caliber aggregate yesterday.

Excerpt from the Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956

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Lt. William W. McMillan, USMC, holds one of the numerous trophies he won at the 17th Annual Maryland State Pistol & Revolver Championships at Sparrows Point, Md., June 21-24. Lt. McMillan topped a field of 672 competitors with a 2627x2700 grand aggregate score. A total of 1,448 awards was given at this tournament.

LT. McMILLAN FIRES 2627 WIN AT SPARROWS POINT TOURNAMENT

The 17th Annual Maryland States Pistol & Revolver Championships were fired on the 162-point range of the Sparrows Point (Md.) Police Department on June 21-24. the large registration included many of the top-flight pistol shooters in the country.

Lt. William W. McMillan, USMC, won the grand aggregate with an excellent 2627x2700 score. Joseph C. White, Jr., of the U.S. Border Patrol was second with 2601. Both will receive the special "2600" plaques that were originated at Sparrows Point in 1955.

The long-standard offer of a special award for 'possibles' fired over the Camp Perry Course was at last won by 2 shooters, White and CPO John H. Lucas, USN. Both possibles were fired with the .22 cal. pistol.

In the .45 cal. individual matches W. L. Devine won both the Camp Perry Course and the slow-fire matches with 297 and 187. S. W. Tolley took the timed-fire event with 198, and W. C. Joyner was first in the rapid-fire phase, 196. Lt. McMillan won the National Match Course with a score of 291.

G. H. Lambert started the center-fire matches off with a 297 win in the Camp Perry Course, while J. J. Fell was high in slow-fire with 191. A 200 'possible' by J. E. Schneider took the timed-fire match. Lt. McMillan really started getting hot as he took 2 matches in a row — rapid-fire, 199, and the National Match Course, 293.

In the .22 cal. phase, White won the first match with his '300' possible in the Camp Perry Course. R. S. Morphy's 193 placed first in the slow-fire, while R. O. Jones shot a 200 'possible' win on the timed-fire target. D. D. Thorne also fired a 200 to take the rapid-fire match, and Lt. McMillan ended the individual matches with a 297 victory in the National Match Course.

The U. S. Marine Corps #1 team won 2 of the 3 team matches as their 1140 total was high for the .45 cal. match and they won the center-fire with 1150. The U.S. Border Patrol team was the other winner with a total of 1172 in the .22 cal. match.

Forty-four teams competed in the .45 cal. match while 71 entered the center-fire event. Seventy-eight teams shot in the .22 cal. match.

A total of 1,448 trophies and plaques were awarded at the tournament.

Unknown News Article, June, 1956

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.
886 876 865 2627
2 Joseph C. White, Jr. U.S. Border Patrol - - - 2601
3 - - - - - -
4 - - - - - -
Master
Class
John C. Forman U.S. Navy - - - 2583
Expert
Class
Melvin E. Mortimer U.S. Army - - - 2486
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - - - - 2478
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - - - - 2410

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


Grand Aggregate (Team)
Rank Service Branch/Agency .22 Caliber Center-Fire .45 Caliber Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps Team No. 1 1159 1150 1140 3449
Expert
Class
Baltimore County Police Department - 1123 - 3311
Sharpshooter
Class
2d U.S. Army 'Silver' 1086 1057 1002 3145
Marksman
Class
U.S. Army Fort Holabird Team No. 1 1053 1009 956 3018

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.45 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps Team No. 1 1140
Expert
Class
2d U.S. Army 'Red' 1090
Sharpshooter
Class
2d U.S. Army 'Silver' 1002
Marksman
Class
U.S. Army Fort Holabird Team No. 1 956

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.38 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Marine Corps Team No. 1 1150
Expert Baltimore County Police Department 1123
Sharpshooter 2d U.S. Army Pistol 'Silver' Team 1057
Marksman Maryland State Police 1013

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.22 Caliber Team Championship
Rank Service Branch/Agency Score
1 U.S. Border Patrol 1172
Expert
Class
A.F.F.E. 8th Army Pistol 'Blue' Team 1121
Sharpshooter
Class
U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent 1092
Marksman U.S. Army Fort Holabird Pistol Team 1053

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


Camp Perry Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
891
Master
Class
John C. Forman U.S. Navy 885
Expert
Class
G. W. Ness - 865
Sharpshooter
Class
E. H. Campbell - 847
Marksman
Class
L. Roedder - 836

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


.45 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Total
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
865
Master
Class
Whitman Cross, II UI.S. Army 857
Expert
Class
Melvin E. Mortimer U.S. Army 828
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 828
Marksman
Class
D. G. Tucker - 790

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.45 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Walter L. Devine U.S. Marine Corps 187
Master
Class
Elmer W. Hilden U.S. Border Patrol 184
Expert
Class
G. W. Ness - 183
Sharpshooter
Class
C. R. Dover - 172
Marksman
Class
D. G. Tucker - 173

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.45 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 S. W. Tolley - 198
Master
Class
Donald D. Thorne U.S. Marine Corps 197
Expert
Class
R. B. Alexander - 195
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 191
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 186

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.45 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 William C. Joyner U.S. Border Patrol 196
Master
Class
Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
195
Expert
Class
E. F. Chase, Jr. - 189
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 184
Marksman
Class
D. G. Tucker - 179

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.45 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
291
Master
Class
Joseph C. White, Jr. U.S. Border Patrol 288
Expert
Class
Emmet D. King U.S. Navy 279
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 283
Marksman
Class
K. L. Avery - 262

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.45 Caliber Camp Perry Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Walter L. Devine U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
297
Master
Class
Everett R Retford U.S. Marine Corps 294
Expert
Class
Leslie F. Krueger U.S. Army 284
Sharpshooter
Class
C. R. Dover - 281
Marksman
Class
L. Roedder - 276

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 22, 1956)


.38 Caliber Championship
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
876
Master
Class
Frederick W. Filkins U.S. Marine Corps 866
Expert
Class
E. F. Chase, Jr. - 837
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 810
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 810

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.38 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 J. J. Fell - 191
Master
Class
Cecil O. Seal U.S. Marine Corps 188
Expert
Class
E. C. Ireland - 186
Sharpshooter
Class
J. F. Caldwell - 181
Marksman
Class
Edward J. Walsh U.S. Coast Guard Reserve 181

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.38 Caliber Timed Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 James E. Schneider U.S. Marine Corps 200
Master
Class
W. J. Simms - 199
Expert
Class
E. F. Chase, Jr. - 196
Sharpshooter
Class
H. Price - 192
Marksman
Class
L. G. Hedner - 192

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 23, 1956)


.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
Master
Class
S. W. Tolley - 195
Expert
Class
E. F. Chase, Jr. - 193
Sharpshooter
Class
H. Price - 192
Marksman
Class
L. G. Hedner - 192

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 23, 1956)


.38 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
293
Master
Class
S. W. Tolley - 290
Expert
Class
J. Myers - 284
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 278
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 275

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.38 Caliber Camp Perry Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Gay H. Lambert U.S. Marine Corps 297
Master
Class
Joseph C. White, Jr. U.S. Border Patrol 296
Expert
Class
H. Wheaton - 291
Sharpshooter
Class
E. H. Campbell - 289
Marksman
Class
S. R. Dorsey - 283

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 23, 1956)


.22 Caliber Championship
"State of Maryland"
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
886
Master
Class
John H. Lucas U.S. Navy 872
Expert
Class
J. H. Brady - 856
Sharpshooter
Class
R. R. Perrone - 841
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 843

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


.22 Caliber Slow Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 R. S. Morphy - 193
Master
Class
William C. Joyner U.S. Border Patrol 191
Expert
Class
J. P. Hogan - 186
Sharpshooter
Class
J. F. Caldwell - 188
Marksman
Class
E. W. Johnson - 178

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


.22 Caliber Timed Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Robert O. Jones U.S. Marine Corps 200
2 Joseph C. White, Jr. U.S. Border Patrol 200
3 William C. Joyner U.S. Border Patrol 200
4 Cecil O. Seal U.S. Marine Corps 200
Master
Class
Whitman Cross, II U.S. Army 200
Expert
Class
Leslie F. Krueger U.S. Army 199
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 194
Marksman
Class
W. G. Paulson - 195

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


.22 Caliber Rapid Fire Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Donald D. Thorne U.S. Marine Corps 200
2 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
200
3 J. Jurando - 200
Master
Class
J. Taylor - 199
Expert
Class
J. Ramsey - 196
Sharpshooter
Class
J. H. Rogers - 194
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 190

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


.22 Caliber National Match Course
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 Wm W. McMillan, Jr. U.S. Marine Corps
Parris Island, S. C.
297
Master
Class
Everett R. Retford U.S. Marine Corps 292
Expert
Class
W. P. Heismiller - 285
Sharpshooter
Class
E. H. Bonsall - 281
Marksman
Class
D. Simmons - 282

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 24, 1956)


.22 Caliber Camp Perry Match
Rank Name Service Branch/Agency Score
1 John C. White U.S. Border Patrol 300
2 D. Lucas - 300
Master
Class
John A. Fowler U.S. Marine Corps 298
Expert
Class
G. W. Ness - 296
Sharpshooter
Class
J. A. Simmons - 292
Marksman
Class
C. B. Hardin - 284

(Source: The Baltimore Sun, June 25, 1956)


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