1987 - MARKSMANSHIP
J. Kenneth Johnson of Washington has
participated In all kinds of shooting since 1948, including rifle,
pistol, shotgun and archery In addition to extensive hunting of large
and small game.
He started and organized a successful trapshooting league which Included
150 shooters and also organized the Washington Pistol Club.
Johnson won the national small bore rifle prone championship in 1958 and
the national small bore rifle prone championship in 1971 at Camp Perry,
OH. He also won the West Virginia state open championship prone small
bore rifle three times; Pennsylvania Hess Iron Sight Trophy Match in
1971; was Pennsylvania Small bore Rifle champion in 1973, and was
presented with the National Rifle Association Distinguished Medal for
Prone small bore Riflemen.
He teamed with his wife Ruth to win a National Lyman Doubles Match at
Camp Dodge, Des Moines, IA, in 1949. He was a member of the
International Dewar Team which fired a witnessed postal match against
English-speaking countries of the world and was a member of four-man
gallery rifle teams which won national championships in four-position
Johnson, a 1933 graduate of Trinity High School, attended Washington
Business College. He participated in basketball in high school and
played baseball and softball in industrial and other local leagues. He
was employed by Hazel Atlas No. 1 Plant.