Taps, Present Arms
Master Sergeant (Retired)
Bonnie D. Harmon, 72, died at the Veterans Administration Hospital,
Tuskegee, Alabama, on Tuesday, November 21, 2006.
MSG Harmon served 30 years in
the Army, including three tours in Germany, one tour in Vietnam as a
sniper instructor, and one tour in Korea as a First Sergeant.
MSG Harmon is a four-time
National Pistol Champion, five-time Interservice Pistol Champion, and
the 1968 President's
Hundred Pistol Champion. MSG Harmon was awarded the U. S.
Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge in 1963 and the United
States Distinguished International Shooter Badge in 1967. He
was a pioneer in using the optic sight in national pistol competition.
MSG Harmon also won two medals
at the 1974 World Shooting Championships and is a two-time champion
at the Conseil International du Sport Militaire Shooting
He was employed as the USAMU
Service Pistol Coach after his retirement from competitive shooting
and was inducted into the Unites States Army Marksmanship Unit Hall
of Fame in 2002.