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Gender MALE
Industry Military
Occupation RE-TIRED
Location Spanaway, Washington, United States
Introduction My name is Earl, I started shooting in Junior High School Rifle Club, shooting .22 target rifles, with slings and jackets on the mats in the high school gym, coached by the American History teacher, who was also coach of the High School Rifle Team. I was a paratrooper and a Drill Sergeant and taught military shooting and tactics. I am now a former prison library keeper in Washington. My first Appleseed was in Yakima in October of 2008, I shot Rifleman on February 21st of 2009. After five Appleseeds, an Instructor Boot Camp, and with Fred's personal guidance I became a red hat RWVA Instructor, two Appleseeds later I get to be a Shoot Boss, always working on the seventh step of making the shot. I have my NRA Rifle Instructor Certification and Home Firearm Safety Course Instructor. I am working to bring back Junior High Rifle clubs everywhere... will you help?
Interests jogging, motorcycle, reading, playing games, observing, shooting, teaching
Favorite Movies Bridge Too Far, Three and Four Musketeers, Master and Commander, Knight's Tale, Zulu, Man Called Horse, Das Boot, Lonesome Dove, Jerimiah Johnson, Shane, Unforgiven, Blackhawk Down, Glory, Gettysburg, Troy, Helen of Troy, 300, Bladerunner, Dune, Lord of the Rings, Alamo, Tombstone, Soldier, Kung fu Panda, WALL-e, Gran Tornino, Avatar & District 9
Favorite Music Blues, Jazz, Country, some Rock & Pop, Gospel, Bluegrass
Favorite Books Mike Hammer, Matt Helm, Travis McGee, all the Sacketts, Nero Wolfe. Sherlock Holmes, Bob Lee and Earl Swagger. Liaden Universe, Iggulden's Genghis Khan and Julius Caesar novels, Heinlein's best, Kenneth Robert's America, Sherwood by Parke Godwin, Mists of Avalon, The Deed of Paksenarrion, Asimov's Foundation Series, Card's Ender and Shadow series