The Marine Corps Distinguished Shooters Association salutes CWO-3 Michael Pietroforte (Double-Distinguished: R-1953, P-1957).
CWO-3 Pietroforte was a founding Board Member of the MCDSA at its inception in 1977, and he recently passed away on 22 January 2022. As a Technical Sergeant in 1958 he was the first to ever fire a possible in the National Trophy Individual Rifle Match. He was a highly respected member of the MCDSA Community — he will be greatly missed by many.
Details on the 2022 Reunion have been e-mailed out to MCDSA Members. If you have not yet heard about the scheduled upcoming reunion, or, you did not receive the details which were sent out, please either use the form on this website and submit a request for that detailed information, or, reach out to MCDSA President Danny Burke at:
…we are looking forward to an outstanding get-together!
Next MCDSA Board Meeting is at 1000 on Saturday 05 February 2022
If any MCDSA Members would like to propose an amendment to the Association’s Constitution and/or By-laws for it to be put under consideration and discussion during the 05 February 2022 Board of Governors meeting, please email your suggestion(s) along with the rationale for the suggested amendment(s) to any of the below-listed email addresses by 15 January 2022 and your proposal(s) will be duly considered.
In the below-linked article (appropriately dated 10 November of this year) Eric R. Poole of Guns and Ammo lists the contributions made by and honors the memory of MGySgt. Paul Blazejowski who enlisted in 1944 and served in Korea “…in combat with the 5th Marines as a small-arms repairman (MOS 2111) along the frontlines.” Later, serving as a Match Armorer (MOS 2112) Blazejowski contributed significantly to the accomplishments of many competitive marksman (which included serving in support of two Olympics as the U.S. Team Armorer) in addition to which he also contributed his “…ideas toward the betterment of the National Match Program.”
The winning raffle ticket (ticket #292) was drawn by the AOD at Weapons Training Battalion on 06 November 2021. Four members of the Association’s Board of Governors were present when the winning ticket was drawn (President Danny Burke, Mike Mitchell, Treasurer Joe Moreno, and Nelson Ocasio). The holder of the winning ticket was called and notified.
*****Many thanks to Alan Baker of Baker Precision Firearms in Arizona, and to all MCDSA Members who purchased raffle tickets!*****