March 24, 2021
CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM▸THE FIRST SHOT▸
By J. Nelson Shew, 79, of Lebanon, Oregon
My first year at Camp Perry was in 1970 as a member of the National Guard National Shooting Team. I have competed in 47 National Matches as a shooter and also a couple of years as a volunteer or coach. I shot mostly service rifle in highpower competition but did enter smallbore a couple of years. I have been a President’s 100 member (finishing in the top 100 of the President’s Rifle Match) 20 times and was the overall winner of the match in 1988. I was also the National Guard Service Champion numerous times.