October 6, 2008

USAMU Soldiers Win Shooting Matches

Soldiers of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit have scored some major victories recently. The following results are some of their accomplishments:

  • North Carolina State Championships, Butner, N.C., Sept. 26 to 29 - USAMU service pistol shooter Staff Sgt. James M. Henderson won Overall Aggregate Individual Championship and the USAMU Team swept all the team matches and won the Overall Aggregate Team Championship; shooters were Henderson, Sgt. 1st Class Gregory S. Wilson, Staff Sgt. Adam E. Sokolowski and Sgt. Timothy M. Barber.
  • Alabama Regional Championships, Moundville, Ala., Sept. 27 to 28 - USAMU service pistol shooter Staff Sgt. Robert S. Park II won the Excellence in Competition Match and the Distinguished Revolver Match as well as finishing second overall in the Grand Aggregate. The USAMU Team swept all the team matches and won the Overall Aggregate Team Championship; shooters were Park, Staff Sgt. Lyman P. Grover, Staff Sgt. Jason R. Sargent and Sgt. Michael S. Gasser.
  • Conseil International du Sport Militaire, Boden, Sweden, Sept. 16 to 20 - U.S. Army Soldiers, including those of the USAMU, won four medals and Best Nation at the World Military Shooting Championships, called CISM. The Women's Rifle Team won the Gold Medal in the 50-Meter Sport Rifle Prone Team Match; shooters were Sgt. Kelly A. Dove and Spc. Nicole M. Cooper of the Army Marksmanship Unit and Army Reservist Lt. Col. Rhonda L. Bright, formerly of the USAMU.
  • USAMU's Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker took the Silver Medal in the Men's 300-Meter Three Position Standard Rifle Slow Fire Individual Match. Sgt. 1st Class Thomas A. Rose of the USAMU won the Silver Medal in the Men's 25-Meter .32-Caliber Center Fire Pistol Individual Match. USAMU's Sgt. 1st Class Eric A. Uptagrafft won the Bronze Medal in the Men's 300-Meter Military Rapid Fire Rifle Individual Match. Team USA won best nation for having the highest total number of points.

The USAMU's mission is to raise the standard of marksmanship proficiency and combat readiness throughout the Army by sharing knowledge gained from competing and winning in national/international competitions, research and development and advanced training programs while enhancing the Army's recruiting effort through an active public information and public relations program. For more information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, contact the Public Affairs Office at (706) 545-5436, Paula Randall or go to www.USAMU.com.

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