Morris Fisher

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Morris Fisher
Morris Fisher 1923.jpg
Morris Fisher in 1923 holding his 300 m rifle and its target
Personal information
Born (1890-05-04)May 4, 1890
Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Died May 23, 1968(1968-05-23) (aged 78)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Sport
Sport Sports shooting
Club U.S. Navy

Morris "Bud" Fisher (May 4, 1890 – May 23, 1968) was an American sports shooter and U.S. Navy shooting instructor. He competed at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics and won five gold medals in 300–800 m rifle events.[1] He ended his Olympic career in 1924, as shooting was not part of the 1928 Games, and long-distance rifle events re-appeared only at the 1948 Olympics, when he had long retired both from active competitions and military service.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 1911 Fisher enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and later competed while on duty. Besides his Olympic medals, Fisher won six world titles and held five world records. In 1916 he was awarded the distinguished marksman badge. He retired from shooting competitions in 1934 and later coached shooters at the U.S. Navy and at the Toledo police department. In 1941 he retired from military service in the rank of gunnery sergeant. He was soon recalled as a shooting instructor during World War II, in which he lost his son William, at Okinawa in 1945.[1] Fisher retired for good in 1946, and settled first in La Jolla, California, and then in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he died in 1968. He was buried with full military honors at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. In 2009, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame.[3][2][4]

Books by Fisher[edit]

  • Mastering the Pistol and Revolver, New York: Putnam's, 1940. [Riling 2314]
  • Mastering the Rifle, New York: Putnam's, 1940. [Riling 2315]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Morris Fisher". Sports Reference. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rocketto, Hap (March 2010). "Morris Fisher: Master Rifleman and Musician". The Rifleman's Journal. 
  3. ^ Morris Fisher. USA Shooting
  4. ^ Lamothe, Dan (April 29, 2009). "Corps to induct 4 into Sports Hall of Fame". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved May 7, 2009.