William McMillan (sport shooter)
|Born||January 29, 1929|
Frostburg, Maryland, United States
|Died||June 6, 2000 (aged 71)|
Encinitas, California, United States
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|Club||US Marine Corps|
Between 1952 and 1976 he competed in the 25 m rapid fire pistol event in six Olympics, missing only the 1956 Games due to malfunctioning of his weapon during the US trials. He won a gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome and competed at five other Olympic Games.
McMillan won one world, five Pan American and four national titles in the rapid fire pistol and free pistol events, as well as several silver medals at all these competitions, the last two aged 50. In his career, he set two world shooting records.
In 1994, USA Shooting inducted him into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame.
|William Willard McMillan|
|Service/||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1946-1974|
|Other work||Deputy Sheriff|
McMillan enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1946. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1953 and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1974. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars.
In 1978, the Marine Corps established the McMillan Trophy for shooting in his honor.
- Distinguished Pistol Shot, June 16, 1950
- Distinghuished Marksman, June 3, 1954
- Distinghuished International Shooter, May 23, 1963