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  •  About that "marksmanship" score. (0+ / 0-)

    In the Marine Corps, there are three ratings for marksmanship. Marksman is the lowest. Sharpshooter is above that and Sniper is the highest.

    Oswald was a Marksman in that sense.

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    by Kimball Cross on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 06:34:21 AM PST

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    •  He got the 2nd highest ranking, not third (0+ / 0-)

      I'm guessing that the Marines have extremely high standards such that even the lower-rank is quite skilled. Plus he had years to practice, especially with this rifle, both loading and shooting.

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      by kovie on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 06:40:36 AM PST

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