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Fort Benning holds Olympic homecoming celebration

Staff Sgt. John Joss, left, and Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor will compete on the 2016  U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team during the Rio Paralympic Games in September. (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit) Staff Sgt. John Joss, left, and Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor will compete on the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team during the Rio Paralympic Games in September. (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit)
Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor aims his pistol downrange during a training session.  (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit) Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor aims his pistol downrange during a training session. (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit)

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – A Soldier from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) was added to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team today, as four soldiers returned home from the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Tichenor will compete in the sport pistol and air pistol events in September during the 2016 Paralympic Games. In 2014 and 2015, he was the Paralympic National Champion for 10m Air Pistol.

Tichenor joins his USAMU teammate Staff Sgt. John Joss on a U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team that was already the largest in the short history of the sport, according to USA Shooting.

Other competitors include Mike Tagliapietra, McKenna Dahl, Jazmin Almlie-Ryan, Tammy Delano, Tricia Downing and Marco DeLaRosa.

USAMU shooter-instructors provide a direct connection between the Army and the American people through competitions, demonstrations, outreach and engagements on the local, regional and national level.

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