Photo of the Week

An aerial photo of Camp Perry, looking north, in 1927. In spite of the passage of 83 years and major changes in the buildings it still looks pretty much the same. The flag pole is still in the same place, albeit a new pole, and one can see a bit of the long gone and lamented Mess Hall on the left. The Mess Hall was damaged during a tornado in 1998 and was eventually torn down. A shooter of 1927 would have no trouble finding his firing point in 2010.

About Hap Rocketto

Hap Rocketto is a Distinguished Rifleman with service and smallbore rifle, member of The Presidents Hundred, and the National Guard’s Chief’s 50. He is a National Smallbore Record holder, a member of the 1600 Club and the Connecticut Shooters’ Hall Of Fame. He was the 2002 Intermediate Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion, the 2012 Senior Three Position National Smallbore Rifle Champion a member of the 2007 and 2012 National Four Position Indoor Championship team, coach and captain of the US Drew Cup Team, and adjutant of the United States 2009 Roberts and 2013 Pershing Teams. Rocketto is very active in coaching juniors. He is, along with his brother Steve, a cofounder of the Corporal Digby Hand Schützenverein. A historian of the shooting sports, his work appears in Shooting Sports USA, the late Precision Shooting Magazine, The Outdoor Message, the American Rifleman, the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s website, and most recently, the apogee of his literary career,
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1 Response to Photo of the Week

  1. George Hadley says:

    Hap, Did you take the original picture with your brother flying the biplane?

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