Taps, Present Arms
Sergeant John D. Loomis, a resident of Salinas, California, died on
on his 82nd birthday March 20, 2011.
Loomis was a member of the Sixth Army MTU and Eighth Army USARPAC
pistol teams, a 2600 shooter, and was awarded the U. S. Army
was a Vietnam veteran assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry
Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. During that tour, he was seriously
wounded by a VC sniper and never was able continue his marksmanship career.
John will be remembered as a serious pistol competitor who was able
to lighten the pressures of competition with his hearty laugh.
was a Life Member of the MMA.