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  • Aiming high and shooting straight

    09/03/2008 12:31:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 385+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | Sep. 03, 2008 | Pat Chitwood
    We cannot say farewell to the 2008 Olympics without offering a 21-gun salute to the fine U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, based at Fort Benning. (Not to be confused with the three-volley salute common at funerals, the 21-gun salute is typically reserved for the president as part of the "Hail to the Chief" ceremony, and for other heads of state.) The unit brought home two gold medals: Spc. Walton Eller III for the double trap competition and Pfc. Vincent Hancock for the skeet. Eller set two Olympic records with a score of 145 in the qualifying rounds and 190 in the...