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Title: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: Unbridled Liberty on March 08, 2014, 07:54:29 PM
SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
By Ashley Brugnone, CMP Writer

At the 2013 Western CMP Games, SGT Robert Evans accomplished what a lot of shooters strive for their entire shooting careers - a Distinguished Rifleman's Badge. For most riflemen, the feat of becoming Distinguished is so big that they must reach for it with both hands, but, for Evans, he only needed one.

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UL
Title: Re: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: Moylan on March 08, 2014, 08:52:19 PM
Great story.  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: Two Wolves on March 08, 2014, 09:43:19 PM
Amazing to say the least! 
Title: Re: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: jmdavis on March 08, 2014, 10:00:53 PM
I've shot beside or been squadded with Robert several times over the past year (Creedmoor Cup, Eastern EIC, Camp Perry). He really is an impressive man and I am proud to know him.  As soon as he earned his Rifle Dinstinguished badge, he started on the pistol.

Last year when we were shooting the President's 100 at Camp Perry. He missed the cut for the top 100 by 2 x's. Most men would have complained or become depressed. I have never heard him complain. He came back the next day to earn his second 10 point leg in the National Trophy Match. He completed his distinguished quest a couple of months later at the Western Creedmoor Cup EIC match with a total of 34 points.


Title: Re: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: gonejohnny on March 09, 2014, 01:25:32 PM
I too have been shot beside and squadded with him several times (Butner & Ben Avery). I was a donor when he legged out last October at the Western Games... Definitely not an easy day, especially after 9-days straight... One of the nicest guys around. Truly an inspiration for us all.

- GoneJohnny
Title: Re: SGT Robert Evans: Defying the Odds, Single-Handedly
Post by: Unbridled Liberty on March 10, 2014, 11:05:29 PM
Sounds like a good guy.  Is he instructor material?  If so, are you two actively recruiting him?

UL