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From left to right, Spc. Evan Messer and Staff Sgt. Adam Gehlhar, both of the 817th Engineer Company (Sapper), await their turn on the rifle range at Camp Grafton South, near Devils Lake, N.D., July 29, during the North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General's Combat Marksmanship Match. Messer and Gehlhar are members of the first place team at the marksmanship contest, which includes shooters from both the N.D. Army and Air National Guard. Messer also is a member of the All-Guard Marksmanship Team, which...

817th Engineers win state marksmanship match

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Nearly 40 of the best shooters in the state gathered at Camp Grafton Training Center the weekend of July 30 to improve their skills and see who would be named the best marksmen. When the results of the Adjutant General's Combat Marksmanship Match were read Sunday afternoon, there were few surprises. Just as they have for several consecutive years, a team of North Dakota National Guard Soldiers from Jamestown took the lead.


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