Marksmen from Historic Army Unit Capture Gold at Beijing Olympics

November 2008
Military History;Nov/Dec2008, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p12
The article presents information on the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). The U.S. Shooting Team recorded a respectable second-place finish in the Beijing Olympics in the summer of 2008, anchored by near-perfect rounds from two members of the USAMU, Specialist Glenn Eller III and Private First Class Vincent Hancock. An overview of the awards won by the unit is offered. It states that the threefold mission of USAMU is to improve combat readiness, develop cutting-edge weapon systems and enhance the U.S. Army recruiting efforts.


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