William McMillan (sport shooter)
January 29, 1929|
Frostburg, Maryland, United States
|Died||June 6, 2000
Encinitas, California, United States
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|Club||US Marine Corps|
William Willard McMillan (January 29, 1929 – June 6, 2000) was a world-class American sports shooter. 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.
He also 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 1978, the Marine Corps established the McMillan Trophy for shooting in his honor.
In 1994, USA Shooting inducted him into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame.
|William Willard McMillan|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1946-1974|
|Other work||Deputy Sheriff|
- Distinguished Pistol Shot, June 16, 1950
- Distinghuished Marksman, June 3, 1954
- Distinghuished International Shooter, May 23, 1963