Remembering the Rifle Club
I was very pleased to read the letter from Win Applegate ’57 that appeared in the Spring 2019 Lehigh Bulletin suggesting that you publish an article on the history of the rifle team before it is lost in history.
I was a member of the Rifle Team for the four years I was at Lehigh and was captain for my senior year. I totally concur with Win Applegate that the team received very little publicity, even though we did extremely well.
In my junior year I won the Pennsylvania state collegiate individual championship and the team had an outstanding record. Suggest you look at Epitome 1968, Rifle Team page under sports.
I join Win Applegate in suggesting that an article on the team would be very interesting. One other point that should be covered is the outstanding level of support that we received from the Lehigh Army ROTC group.
I am still in touch with members of the team and many of us still enjoy the shooting competition.
Bill Machmer ’68