Taps, Present Arms
Captain Carl D. Guenther,
66, passed away August 30, 2006, in
Marina Del Rey, California.
He was born on April 26, 1940,
in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin,
and attended St.
Joseph Grade School, was a graduate of St. Mary's Springs High
graduated in 1962 from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin,
as a 2nd lieutenant from
the R.O.T.C. program.
He later received his Master's
Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was honorably
discharged from the U.S. Army with the rank of captain.
At the age of 12, Carl
began a hobby in rifle and pistol marksmanship. He captured numerous
awards, medals, and trophies in state and national competitions. He
participated in the 1975 Pan Am Games in Mexico City, where he won
gold and bronze medals in team and Individual Air Rifle events.
Among his highest shooting
honors was being
the 25th Triple-Distinguished Shooter in U.S. History (Awarded
the U. S.
Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge
in 1964, the
Distinguished International Shooter Badge in 1975,
and the the U. S.
Army Distinguished Pistol
Shot Badge in
Carl enjoyed working as a
computer programmer, developing ballistics programs for PC's and the
Constant Force Crimping Die. He also held a patent for easy-to-install
tire chains. He enjoyed Alpine and Nordic skiing, playing
volleyball, and was the current president of the Sports-R-Us
Volleyball and Ski Club. He was a mighty plinker of tin cans and rocks
but will be remembered by his friends as a superb individual quick to