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Guard Rifle Range
The following is an extract
of the March 1928 issue of the California Guardsman:
Military Ball and and Rifle Competition Huge Success
Company G, 184th Infantry , placed
itself and Chico on the "map" on Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 21 and 22.
The first important occurrence was
the military ball, at which General Mittelstaedt, Colonel Mason
and many other of the ranking officers of the State attended.
On the following day, Washington's
birthday, was held a Competetive Shoot open to all of the organizations
of the California National Guard and Officers' Reserve Corps,
staged under the auspices of Company G. The underlying of the
ball and shoot was to provide Chico's part of the Recreational
Fund being raised for necessary recreational facilities at San
Luis Obispo National Guard Training Camp.
Competeing in the rifle contest were
teams from Company F (Marysville), Company L (Napa), Company
A of Turlock, G of Chico, Howitzer Company of Sacramento, Headquarters
Company, 2nd Battalion from Maxwell.
The weather was ideal and the range
was crowded with civilian spectators, indicating the splendid
interest given Company G by the citizens of Chico.
Company G was complimented by all of
the ranking officers present of the efficient manner in which
the shoot was conducted, and for the splendid spirit of hospitality
displayed by Company G men from F.W. Dolan, company cook, who
prepared an excellent meal at the target range, right up and
down the ranks of the outfit.
Captain John D. Hubbard, commanding
Company G, acted as Range Officer, and provided the necessary
pit and range details from personnel of his unit.
Company A Won Trophy
Company A of Turlock, Captain L.L.
McGee commanding, won the silver trophy with an aggregate score
for his unit of 1150 of possible 1250.
Captain McGee won the first prize of
$20 cash for the highest individual score of 238. Corporal Henry
Falk of Company A won the second prize of $10 cash with 234,
while third prize, $5 cash, went to Corporal J.L. White of Howitzer
Company, Sacramento score 233. Corporal Paul Hobson of Company
G tied White's total, but the rules give the highest rapid fire
score the contest in case of tie. Lack of time prevented Service
Company, 184th Infantry Regiment from competing with the pistol.
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