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Patrick O. "Butch" Powell

Captain (Retired) Patrick O. "Butch" Powell, 62, died in Columbia, Tennessee, on April 10, 2007.

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 (multiple times).

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.

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