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Hall of Fame - William McMillan

William McMillan

Date of Birth: January 19, 1929

Hometown: Frostburg, Maryland

Events: Multiple Pistol Disciplines

Personal: William McMillan is known throughout the pistol world as one of the most infamous and most sucessful in pistol history.  McMillan enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1946. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in 1953 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1974. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

McMillan is known not only for his expertise in pistol, but also his trick shooting.

 In 1978, McMillan was injured while working as a Weapons Training Coordinator in San Diego, California, while training on Camp Elliot.

The McMillan Marine Corps trophy, established in 1980, is a renound award given by the Marine Corps at Camp Perry. Mr. McMillan is survived by his sons, Matthew McMillan of Escondido and Billy McMillan of San Diego; daughter Karen McMillan of Carlsbad; and sister Clara Szumetz of Hagerstown, Md.

 

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Competition Highlights 

  • 1952 World Shooting Championships - Gold team - 25m Center Fire Pistol (World Record - team)
  • 1952 World Shooting Championships - Gold team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1952 Olympic Games - 7th - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1955 Pan American Games - Gold team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1955 Pan American Games - Silver - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1958 World Shooting Championships - Gold - 25m Center Fire Pistol
  • 1958 World Shooting Championships - Bronze team - 25m Center Fire Pistol
  • 1958 World Shooting Championships - Silver team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1960 Olympic Games - Gold - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Silver team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1962 World Shooting Championships - Silver team - 25m Center Fire Pistol
  • 1963 Pan American Games - Gold team - 25m Center Fire Pistol
  • 1964 Olympic Games - 12th - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1967 Pan American Games - Gold - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1967 Pan American Games - Gold team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1968 Olympic Games - 17th - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1970 World Shooting Championships - Gold team - 25m Standard Pistol
  • 1970 World Shooting Championships - Bronze - 25m Standard Pistol
  • 1972 Olympic Games - 45th - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1976 Olympic Games - 20th - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1977 Championship of the Americas - Gold team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 1979 Pan American Games - Silver team - 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
U.S. Distinguished International Shooter Badge
 
 

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