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Walter Walsh, R.I.P.

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Walter R. Walsh in 1939 Credit Courtesy of American Rifleman Magazine

Walter R. Walsh, a world-class marksman who shot clothespins off laundry lines as a boy and went on to become an F.B.I. legend in shootouts with gangsters in the 1930s, an Olympic competitor and a trainer of generations of Marine Corps sharpshooters, died on Tuesday at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 106.

His son Walter confirmed the death.

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In 1942, after America’s entry into World War II, Mr. Walsh joined the Marines. For two years he trained snipers in New River, N.C. He requested combat duty in 1944, was sent to the Pacific and joined the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. At one point, with his unit pinned down, he killed an enemy sniper at 80 yards with one pistol shot.

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Mr. Walsh, you were a credit to this Nation and to shooters everywhere.  R.I.P.

h/t Maddened Fowl

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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2 thoughts on “Walter Walsh, R.I.P.

  1. Semper Fi.

    he killed an enemy sniper at 80 yards with one pistol shot.
    Of course he did. It’s what Marines do.

    Posted by robertsgunshop | May 3, 2014, 10:07 am

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