Rifle Range-Camp Lejuene

By: Bob

Summer 1960, two week summer camp for Reserves. Had to re-qualify and on qualification day it started pouring rain just as we were on the 500 yard line and using M-1 Garands. Score wasn’t the good and with the rain It wasn’t going to be a good time. The rear sight was filled with the rain and had to blow it out to be able to see the target. Those in the butts must have wanted to finish and get out of the rain because I shot all bullseyes on the 500 and I know that it was bullshit. But, hey, they marked and I wasn’t going to complain. Shot expert that day.

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  • Nick 0311/8531

    Was TAD Rifle Range Lejeune June 69 – Jan 70. Best duty I ever had. Early liberty almost every Friday after Quals were finished. Done at 1100 out the gate by 1300.


  • MSgt Edd Prothro, USMC Ret. 1964-1984

    In 20 years I fired the range at Camp Lejeune (Swamp Lagoon) twice, once in ’66 and again in ’77. Both times we had to use pre-qual scores because we rained out on qual day. It wasn’t the rain but the lighting, which can be brutal. Semper Fi!!


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