Greg Connor, noted competition shooter, Marine and former NRA Silhouette competitions manager, passed away on April 11. He was 84 years old. Born in New York, Connor developed a passion for competition shooting at an early age, and when he graduated high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. His military career spanned four decades, taking him to Vietnam, Hawaii and Virginia.
After retiring from the Marines in 1986 as a chief warrant officer, Connor began working in the competitive shooting division at the National Rifle Association. There, he managed the silhouette program for 30 years, retiring in 2017. As one of the finest riflemen in Marine Corps history, Connor coached rifle and pistol shooters to success for decades. In 1974, he won the Wimbledon Cup, and, in 1986, he began his civilian career by winning the Iron Sight Leech Cup. Connor is survived by his wife, Donna, three step-children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.