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Old December 2, 2020, 05:00 PM   #1
Bart B.
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Some Distinguished People Never Fired a Round

Early DCM EIC leg matches were sometimes team events. Top ten percent of all teams were awarded points. Included team captains and coaches that didn't shoot.

Most interesting to me is a top level USN distinguished pistol shooter who is also a distinguished rifle marksman. He never fired a round in a rifle match but often coached them.

He's best known for rebuilding and match conditioning Garands. Who would ever think Don McCoy never shot an M1 in competition.

He's least known for his WWII actions while a young petty officer at the Kaneohe Bay Naval Air Station on Oahu the morning of December 7, 1941. He carried belts of 50 caliber BMG ammo from a hangar to CPO Finn who had set up a machine gun to shoot down enemy planes. Finn was wounded and his actions earned him the first Medal of Honor to be awarded in World War II.

Finn's Citation:
US Navy Distinguished Marksman Badge 163
Former US Navy & Palma Rifle Team Member
NRA High Power Master & Long Range High Master
NRA Smallbore Prone Master

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