Taps, Present Arms
O. "Butch" Powell
Captain (Retired) Patrick O.
"Butch" Powell, 62, died in Columbia, Tennessee, on April
Captain Powell joined the U.S.
Air Force in 1965 and served four years during the Vietnam War. Upon
discharge from active duty, he joined the Tennessee National Guard
and retired as a Captain with a total of twenty-nine years of
military service to his country.
He was a 2670 pistol shooter,
awarded the U. S.
Army Distinguished Pistol Badge in 1983, awarded the President's
Hundred Tab 10-times, 3-time Mayleigh Cup Team member, 3-time
Wilson Matches Champion, 2-time Interservice Champion (3-gun), 1995
National Trophy Individual Pistol winner, 3-time National Guard
Champion, Winner "All" Army Championships (3-gun), National
Guard Marksman Hall of Fame Inductee, and Tennessee State Champion
He was also the
Officer-In-Charge of the "All" National Guard Service
Pistol Team from the mid-1980's to 1989. After his retirement from
the National Guard, he was a member of the Springfield Armory Pistol Team.
He will be remembered as a
champion shooter and a team-leader respected by all military service
team members who served with him.