Taps, Present Arms
K. Weinmeister, Sr.
Chief Warrant Officer Four
Oscar K. Weinmeister, Sr., 84, died
2000, in Columbus, Georgia.
began competitive shooting in 1937. In 1940, he was selected for a
tryout with the U. S. Army Infantry Pistol Team. He secured a berth
on the team and participated at the National Pistol Matches earning
his first "Leg" toward Distinguished designation.
War II, Weinmeister served in the European Theater of operation as a
Combat Command Sergeant Major with the 7th Armored Division where he
was awarded the Bronze
Star Medal for Meritorious Service.
At the end of
World War II, he was assigned as an instructor at the Armored School,
Fort Knox, Kentucky, and subsequently was promoted to Warrant Officer.
Weinmeister was chosen to be a member of the U. S. Army Pistol Team
and earned the U. S.
Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge that year. He was again
selected in 1952, 1953, and 1954 to represent the Army as a firing
member of U. S. Army Pistol Team at the National Matches.
through 1957 his duty assignment was manning a Surface-to-Air missile
site on the perimeter of Washington, DC.
transferred in January 1958 to Fort Benning, Georgia, and assigned to
the U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit as Head Coach of the USAMU Pistol
Team. He was tasked to fashion a training program to develop
championship caliber competitive shooters. To accomplish this, he had
to train coaches, devise training methods, and mentally condition the
USAMU Pistol Team to assume a winning attitude. As a result of CW4
Weinmeister's monumental efforts throughout this tour, he was awarded
the driving force in the development and publication of the USAMU Advanced
Pistol Marksmanship Guide. He taught that winning scores were
the result of careful prior planning and that shooters could
consistently duplicate their performance by executing one shot and
one string at a time. His methodology can still be traced in the
training of today's shooters.
retired from the U. S. Army in 1965. He returned to the USAMU as a
civil service employee in 1966 and served as the Continental Army
Training Coordinator until his retirement in 1982. In 1993,
Weinmeister was inducted into the USAMU Support Hall of Fame.
1940 - Member, U.
Army Infantry Pistol Team at the National Matches
1951 - Earned
the U. S.
Army Distinguished Pistol Shot Badge
National Record: Firing Member, U.
Army Blue Team, .22 Caliber National Match Course. Score: 1174
Record: Individual Center Fire, National Match Course Score: 297
1955 - National
Record: Individual Center Fire, 20 Shot Slow Fire Match Score: 194
- Head Coach, U.
Army Marksmanship Unit Pistol Team.
1959 - Achieved
"2600 Club" Status by Firing a 3-Gun Aggregate Score of 2614x2700.
1962 - Pistol
Coach, United States Armed Forces Team, Conseil International Du
Sport Militaire (CISM) Shooting Championships, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1966 to 1982 -
Training Coordinator, U.
Army Marksmanship Unit Operations Branch.