Olympians return to firing ranges at Fort Benning

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Friday, Aug. 17, 2012

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- Three soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit who are back at Fort Benning after the Olympics returned to the firing ranges on the Georgia base to teach others.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/N8PqOd) that the athletes spent Thursday teaching junior shooters from across the country and soldiers honing their skills.

Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft and Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker spent most of the morning instructing 15 junior shooters in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Junior Rifle Camp at Pool Range Complex.

Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail worked with soldiers on Krilling Range at Harmony Church.

The Marksmanship Unit sent seven soldiers to the Olympics. Sgt. Vincent Hancock was the only one to strike gold in men's skeet shooting. He's preparing for a big welcome home Saturday in Eatonton.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)


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