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In Memoriam Remembering Arthur Jackson U.S. International Shoot-


ing Hall of Fame member Ar- thur C. Jackson died January 6 in Concord, New Hamp- shire with his family by his side. He was 96 years old. Arthur earned interna-


tional renown for his prow- ess as a rifl e marksman. His shooting career began on the Brooklyn Polytechnic High School Shooting Team, on which he won his fi rst competitive medals in 1934. Within only a few years, his love for the sport and his willingness to devote long hours to practice helped him garner numerous state and regional championships. He eventually went on to be-


come one of the most suc- cessful American shooters in the history of the sport, earning two Pan American and two World Champion- ship titles. He set fi ve world records, and represented the United States on three Olympic Teams: 1948 (Lon- don), 1952 (Helsinki), and 1956 (Melbourne), winning a Bronze Medal at the 1952 Games. He went on to set three individual and two team world records during his career. Arthur continued to shoot successfully at the regional, national, and inter- national levels well into his 70s. His fi nal international competition was the Palma


Art Jackson (center) poses with Mike Anti (left) and Tommy Tamas (right) at Camp Perry after wishing them good luck as they prepared to depart for the 2000 Sydney Games.


Match held in Raton, New Mexico in 1992. In addition, he coached young shoot- ers and published numer-


In Memory Of Sallie Carroll


Air Force and Marines (1952 to 1960), she joined the U.S. Army in 1960. While in the Marines, she started shoot- ing NRA Conventional Out- door Pistol competition. In 1964 she was sta-


Lieutenant Colonel (Re-


tired) Sallie L. E. Carroll, 82, died on September 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. LTC Carroll was a pio-


neering female competitive pistol shooter from the mid- 1950s through the early- 1970s. After tours with the


tioned in Orleans, France, and was a member of the COMZ Team that competed in the USAREUR Pistol Cham- pionship Matches. Major Frank Conway, Commander of the USAREUR Marksman- ship Unit, selected her to become a member of the USAREUR Pistol Team that competed in the “All Army” Matches at Fort Benning, Georgia. She continued on to the National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio, where she


was the 1964 NRA Ladies National Champion--the fi rst of four National Women’s Championship titles. In 1965, she was the


fi rst female pistol shooter assigned to the Service Pis- tol Team of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Training Unit (USAMTU) at Fort Benning, Georgia. LTC Carroll was an indomitable force in Service Pistol competition, winning the Women’s National Pis- tol Championship four times in seven years from 1964- 1970. She also won the gold medal in Ladies Air Pistol at the World Championships in Phoenix, Arizona in 1970. Among her many impres- sive accomplishments, LTC


Carroll joined the elite ranks of “Double Distinguished” competitive shooters by earning her Distinguished International


Shooter


badges in 1970 and Distin- guished Pistol Shot in 1971. In addition to her success in Service Pistol, LTC Carroll earned 17 individual and Team medals in internation- al shooting competition. LTC Carroll retired after a


tour in Vietnam, followed by an extensive hospital stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC and a brief tour at Fort McClel- lan, Alabama.


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