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Marksmanship

Buffalo Bill
(1846–1917) famed sharpshooter in Wild West show. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 67]
Crotus
son of Pan, companion to Muses; skilled in archery. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 70]
Deadeye Dick
sobriquet of 1880s cowboy-sharpshooter, Nat Love. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 41]
Egli
Norse god, famed archer, met the same challenge as William Tell. [Norse Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 323]
Hawkeye
sharpshooting frontier folk hero. [Am. Lit.: The Last of the Mohicans]
Hickok, “Wild Bill”
(1837–1876) sharpshooting stage driver and marshal of U.S. West. [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 387]
Hood, Robin
famed throughout land for skill as archer. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Oakley, Annie
(1860–1926) renowned expert gunshooter of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show. [Am. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 771]
Robin-A-Bobbin
such a bad archer, killed crow while aiming for pigeon. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 33]
Tell, William
shot apple off son’s head with arrow. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1066; Ital. Opera: Rossini, William Tell]
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Army Marksmanship Unit trained soldiers, played a crucial role in leading innovative small arms research and development initiatives, and put the best of Army soldier skills on display to an unmatched degree as the unit's soldiers won more world and national championships than ever before.