TITLE

SHOOT FOR GOLD

PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article chronicles the history of shooting sports. Union veterans Colonel William C. Church and General George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871 to promote and encourage rifle shooting. French pistol champion Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin, participated in early matches, which inspired him to include shooting events. President Dwight Eisenhower created the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1956.
ACCESSION #
34183576

 

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