AMU Shotgun Team Wins Worldwide

AMU Shotgun Team Wins Worldwide
By Michael Molinaro
USAMU PAO

FORT BENNING, Ga.--Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun team member Sgt. 1st Class Joetta Dement fires a round during the Interservice Trap Championships June 20 at Hook Range. Dement won the silver medal in trap, just missing out on the gold to teammate Staff Sgt. Matt Depuydt. (Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)
FORT BENNING, Ga.--Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun team member Sgt. 1st Class Joetta Dement fires a round during the Interservice Trap Championships June 20 at Hook Range. Dement won the silver medal in trap, just missing out on the gold to teammate Staff Sgt. Matt Depuydt. (Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)
United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU)
United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU)

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Shotgun team had an extraordinary weekend, winning on both the International and Interservice stage.

At a World Cup Shotgun meet in San Marino, Spc. Joshua Richmond was awarded a bronze medal in the Double Trap event June 20. Richmond tallied a final score of 190, just losing out on a gold medal by three points to eventual champion Junjie Mo of China.

At the Interservice Championships at Fort Benning, Spc. Jeff Holguin crushed the field after a dynamic display, setting two Interservice records and winning the Double Trap event. He was followed by teammates Staff Sgt. Matt DePuydt and Sgt. 1st Class Joetta Dement, making it a clean sweep for the AMU.

In the Trap event, DePuydt took first-place and was followed by Dement, making it an extremely successful weekend for the Army and the AMU.

SAN MARINO-- Sgt. Joshua Richmond (right), U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, poses with silver medalist Hakan Dahlby of Sweden (left) and gold medal winner Junjie Mo of China (center) after winning a bronze medal at the World Cup Double Trap finals June 20.
SAN MARINO-- Sgt. Joshua Richmond (right), U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, poses with silver medalist Hakan Dahlby of Sweden (left) and gold medal winner Junjie Mo of China (center) after winning a bronze medal at the World Cup Double Trap finals June 20. (Photo by Michael Molinaro, USAMU PAO)

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