SFC DAVID W. KIMES
ROLL OF HONOR QUALIFICATIONS
Collegiate All American – first team
1962 NRA Collegiate All American – second team
1963 Presidents Hundred Tab
1966 World Shooting Championships – Wiesbaden, Germany
1967 NRA Smallbore Rifle Distinguished - Prone
1967 NRA Smallbore Rifle Distinguished - Position
1970 World Shooting Championships – Phoenix, Arizona
1973 National 300m Standard Rifle 3x20 Champion
1976 National 50m Standard Rifle 3x20 Champion –
1973 Championships of the Americas Team – Mexico City, Mexico. (Gold team medals in 50m Prone & 50m Std
1973 United States Distinguished International Shooter Badge
1974 U.S. Army Distinguished Rifleman Badge
1974 World Shooting Championships – Thun, Switzerland (Gold team medal in 50m Std Rifle 3x20. Gold
individual and team medals & two world records in 300m Std Rifle 3x20)
1977 Championships of the Americas – Mexico City, Mexico. (Gold team medal in 300m Free Rifle 3x40)
1978 World Shooting Championships – Seoul, Korea. (Gold medals & two world records in 300m Std Rifle 3x20.
team medal in Men’s Air Rifle. Three
gold team medals & one silver team medal in 300m Free Rifle.)
1979 Pan American Games Team – San Juan, Puerto Rico
1979 National 300m Standard Rifle 3x20 Champion
1980 National 50m Free Rifle Prone 60 shots Champion
1980 Olympic Games – Moscow, Russia
1982 World Shooting Championships – Caracas, Venezuela. (Two team silver medals, one team bronze in 300m
1986 World Shooting Championships – Skoevde, Sweden. (Silver team medal in 300m Std Rifle 3x20)
Born 25 January, 1941 in Coalinga, California. Started shooting at the age of 12 while visiting Summerlake, Oregon where his great grandparents settled after migrating to Oregon in covered wagons, his father giving him his first lesson in shooting and safety. Gaining experience by competing in the Southern California Junior Rifle League, he shot on the University of California at Berkeley Rifle Team the two years he attended that university.
Drafted into the Army in 1963, he set a Fort Ord basic training record for M14 qualification. Assigned to the “USAMTU” through 1966, he made his first World Shooting Championships Team to Wiesbaden, Germany. Joining the United States Army Reserve International Rifle Team in 1968 he remained an active member for 23 years, making 5 more World Shooting Championships Teams and the 1980 Olympic Team in addition to 2 continental championship teams. 1974 Sixth Army Area Service Rifle Champion.
Co-founder of the United States Armbrust Association, he shot in three World Crossbow Championships, medaling in both individual and team events. Awarded the Distinguished Armbrust Medal and served as vice-president. Elected to the US Olympic Committee’s Athlete Advisory Council representing the sport of shooting, 1980-88. Served on the NRA International Competitions Committee through 1988.