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French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest | Stars and Stripes

French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest | Stars and Stripes

After a week of grueling physical tests and precision marksmanship, sharpshooters of the French Foreign Legion emerged as the winners of the U.S. Army’s 2019 European Best Sniper Team Competition.

More than 30 teams from 17 countries participated in the annual competition, hosted by the U.S. and Latvian armies.

During the event, the teams had to hike 12 miles with all their sniper gear on one of the hottest days on record in Germany. They then had to fire at targets about half a mile away, and hit them on the first attempt.

Source: French Foreign Legion marksmen win US Army Europe sniper contest | Stars and Stripes

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