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“Known But To God”: The Unknown Soldier and the U.S.S. Olympia

The Unknown Soldier is guarded by the Sentinels of the 3rd U.S. Infantry day and night. The sergeant of the guard has an M17 pistol with wood stocks from the U.S.S. Olympia. Here’s why—and the story of the man who brought the Unknown Soldier home.

Marksmanship Really Does Matter: Exhibit A—Marine Pvt. Roland A. Fisher

In a previous post and “The Keefe Report” for the February 2015 issue of American Rifleman, I wrote: “In 1917-18, it was the Americans who brought precision rifle fire back to the battlefield.

Why Marksmanship Matters—A Century Later

Think rifle marksmanship doesn't matter? A little more than a century ago, two small armies serious about rifle shooting held up the Kaiser's onslaught, derailing the Schlieffen Plan and saving Paris. Belgian and British rifleman prevented the Germans from knocking France out of what became known as the "Great War."

Marksmanship Matters

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have turned into “rifle fights,” tactical situations for which many of America’s troops have been ill-prepared.

The U.S. M1911 & The Medal of Honor

Browning’s classic has helped American servicemen earn the Medal of Honor.

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