• Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit trains for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit trains for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team.

  • Sgt. Vincent Hancock, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet, July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, of Eatonton, Ga., eclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Beijing Games for both qualification (123) and total (148) scores. He struck gold in China with a qualification score of 121 and total of 145. Hancock prevailed by two shots over silver medalist Anders Golding (146) of Denmark and by four shots over Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya (144), who secured the bronze medal by winning a shoot-off against Russia's Valeriy Shomin.

    Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Sgt. Vincent Hancock, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet, July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, of Eatonton, Ga., eclipsed his...

  • Sgt. Vincent Hancock blasts a clay pigeon in the fifth round of Olympic skeet shooting on a day that he went on to set two records and win the gold medal at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, July 31, 2012.

    Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Sgt. Vincent Hancock blasts a clay pigeon in the fifth round of Olympic skeet shooting on a day that he went on to set two records and win the gold medal at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London, July 31, 2012.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit trains for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit trains for the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team.

  • Soldiers and spouses from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit begin their 2012 Olympic experience Friday at the opening ceremonies in London. Competing for the USAMU is: (bottom l-r): Jamie Gray, wife of Staff Sgt. Hank Gray; Sgt. Vincent Hancock; Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker; and Sandra Uptagrafft, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Eric Uptagrafft. (Top l-r): Sgt. Glenn Eller; Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail; Uptagrafft; Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond; and Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, who will be competing in the Paralympic Games.

    Soldiers and spouses from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit

    Soldiers and spouses from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit begin their 2012 Olympic experience Friday at the opening ceremonies in London. Competing for the USAMU is: (bottom l-r): Jamie Gray, wife of Staff Sgt. Hank Gray; Sgt. Vincent Hancock; Sgt. 1st...

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program race walker Staff Sgt. John Nunn (No. 2 in center) leads Ben Shorey (No. 1), Tim Seaman (No. 5) and Erich Cordero (No. 7) in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Men's 50K Race Walk on Jan. 22, 2012, in Santee, Calif. Nunn won the race with a time of 4 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds, a pace of 7:53 per mile.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program race walker Staff Sgt. John Nunn (No. 2 in center) leads Ben Shorey (No. 1), Tim Seaman (No. 5) and Erich Cordero (No. 7) in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Men's 50K Race Walk on Jan. 22, 2012, in Santee, Calif...

  • Sgt. Toribio Ramirez takes counseling from All-Army Head Coach Charles Leverette during his fight in the finals of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif, Feb. 3, 2012.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. Toribio Ramirez takes counseling from All-Army Head Coach Charles Leverette during his fight in the finals of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship at Camp Pendleton, Calif, Feb. 3, 2012.

  • Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, brought home a gold medal to his newborn son after winning the Men's Double Trap event at the Italy World Cup in Lonato, Italy, May 5, 2012. Richmond and his wife Scharri welcomed Beaux Richmond, the couple's second son, into the world just days prior to the match in northern Italy. It is Richmond's second medal in World Cup competition in as many events this year.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, brought home a gold medal to his newborn son after winning the Men's Double Trap event at the Italy World Cup in Lonato, Italy, May 5, 2012. Richmond and his wife Scharri welcomed Beaux Richmond...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit prepares to fire. He continues to hold first place in Men's Three-Position Rifle event with a total score of 2546.6.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit prepares to fire. He continues to hold first place in Men's Three-Position Rifle event with a total score of 2546.6.

  • Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III takes his final shot to secure a gold medal with an Olympic record score of 190 in double trap in Beijing.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Spc. Walton Glenn Eller III takes his final shot to secure a gold medal with an Olympic record score of 190 in double trap in Beijing.

  • Sgt. Vincent Hancock, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet, July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, of Eatonton, Ga., eclipsed his own records set at the 2008 Beijing Games for both qualification (123) and total (148) scores. He struck gold in China with a qualification score of 121 and total of 145. Hancock prevailed by two shots over silver medalist Anders Golding (146) of Denmark and by four shots over Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiya (144), who secured the bronze medal by winning a shoot-off against Russia's Valeriy Shomin.

    Hancock first Olympic champion to repeat in men's skeet

    Sgt. Vincent Hancock, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, became the first shotgun shooter to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in men's skeet, July 31, 2012, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in London. Hancock, 23, of Eatonton, Ga., eclipsed his...

  • Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers throws U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Sgt. Paul Devlin during the 2003 U.S. National Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers throws U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program teammate Sgt. Paul Devlin during the 2003 U.S. National Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas.

  • Spc. Justin Lester takes down an opponent in an earlier competition. Lester is presently USA Wrestling's reigning Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year and is headed to the London Olympic Games. A two-time bronze medalist at the world championships, Lester said he won't settle for anything but gold this time.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Spc. Justin Lester takes down an opponent in an earlier competition. Lester is presently USA Wrestling's reigning Greco-Roman Wrestler of the Year and is headed to the London Olympic Games. A two-time bronze medalist at the world championships, Lester...

  • Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, gets ready to compete in the men's prone rifle final at the London Olympic Shooting Range during the ISSF World Cup, April 24, 2012. McPhail will compete at the range again Aug. 2, in hopes of winning Olympic Gold.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Staff Sgt. Michael McPhail, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, gets ready to compete in the men's prone rifle final at the London Olympic Shooting Range during the ISSF World Cup, April 24, 2012. McPhail will compete at the range again Aug. 2, in hopes of...

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Spc. Dennis Bowsher competes against other world class athletes in the five-sport Pentathlon in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 16-17, 2012, in preparation for the summer Olympics to be held in London.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Spc. Dennis Bowsher competes against other world class athletes in the five-sport Pentathlon in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 16-17, 2012, in preparation for the summer Olympics to be held in London.

  • Four-time Olympian Maj. David Johnson has coached three athletes to Olympic medals and led shooters to 25 medals in World Cup events. He will again coach Team USA's rifle shooters in London.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Four-time Olympian Maj. David Johnson has coached three athletes to Olympic medals and led shooters to 25 medals in World Cup events. He will again coach Team USA's rifle shooters in London.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Eric A. Uptagrafft, an international rifle shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga., has distinguished himself in competitive marksmanship through his many accomplishments. Uptagrafft will compete in the 50m Men's Prone Rifle competition at the 2012 London Olympics.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric A. Uptagrafft, an international rifle shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Ga., has distinguished himself in competitive marksmanship through his many accomplishments. Uptagrafft will compete in the 50m Men's...

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher of Fort Carson, Colo., seen here riding Impacto in the show jumping event, finishes fourth in the men's modern pentathlon with 5,740 points on July 22, 2011, at the 5th CISM Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Three weeks later, Bowsher won his fourth national title at the 2011 U.S. National Modern Pentathlon Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher of Fort Carson, Colo., seen here riding Impacto in the show jumping event, finishes fourth in the men's modern pentathlon with 5,740 points on July 22, 2011, at the 5th CISM Military World Games...

  • Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman is an assistant coach and former boxer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He was named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team as a trainer and corner man.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Staff Sgt. Joe Guzman is an assistant coach and former boxer in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. He was named to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team as a trainer and corner man.

  • U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski, seen here practicing at Fort Benning, Ga., won a gold medal in 10-meter air pistol and silver in 50-meter free pistol at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program pistol shooter Sgt. 1st Class Daryl Szarenski, seen here practicing at Fort Benning, Ga., won a gold medal in 10-meter air pistol and silver in 50-meter free pistol at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara...

  • Sgt. Spenser Mango earns his second Olympic berth with a 1-0, 3-0 victory over Max Nowry of the New York Athletic Club in the 55-kilogram/121-pound Greco-Roman division of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Wrestling on April 21, 2012, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

    U.S. Army Olympians: 2012 London Olympics

    Sgt. Spenser Mango earns his second Olympic berth with a 1-0, 3-0 victory over Max Nowry of the New York Athletic Club in the 55-kilogram/121-pound Greco-Roman division of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials for Wrestling on April 21, 2012, at Carver-Hawkeye...

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