John B. “Cap” Grier

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By age 22, Cap was a State champion and the National Guard persuaded him to join the organization and teach marksmanship. An Olympian in 1924, Cap was an All-American trapshooter three successive
years, 1936 to 1938. At the year of his induction, Grier was considered the most outstanding target shooter Delaware ever produced, and he may still be so considered. In 1938, be won the Grand
National Championship and also was the top professional in  doubles.



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