Streator Resident Wins Multiple Marksmanship Awards

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Sgt. Nolan Murray of Streator, Illinois is presented with a plaque honoring his first place finish by Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes Jr., the Adjutant General of the Illinois National Guard.

SPRINGFIELD, IL (08/22/2017) (readMedia)-- Sgt. Nolan Murray of Streator, Illinois, a water treatment specialist with Company A, 405th Brigade Support Battalion based in Machesney Park, Illinois, won several awards, including overall champion, during the 2017 Illinois Army National Guard's Adjutant General Match at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Aug. 20.

As well as being overall champion, Murray placed first in the individual pistol competition and was a member of the champion rifle team. Following the competition, Murray was honored with first place as the "Governor's Twenty," which recognizes the top twenty marksmen in the Illinois Army National Guard.

The Adjutant General Match is a week-long competition, which allows servicemembers from the Illinois Army National Guard to compete for the honor of the state's top marksman. The competition tests proficiency and marksmanship with a variety of weapons including the M9 pistol, M4 Carbine Rifle and M500 shotgun. This year more than 75 individuals and 17 teams from across the Illinois Army National Guard competed.