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The Tom Freeman Memorial 300 Bird shoot was held on July 11 in Juneau in memory of the beloved member of the Juneau Gun Club (JGC). Freeman was attending Texas A&M when WWII broke out. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps where he served as a fighter pilot in the South Pacific. In the 1950's, Freeman had a gun shop on S. Franklin St. He later worked for the Bureau of Public Roads and the Alaska Department of Transportation, from which he retired.
Show are 12 of the 14 JGC members (of the 185 person club) who took part in the event, from left: Dick Luther, John Joyce, Pete Hudson (overall winner), Mal Rodriguez, Ken Patten, Jay Davis (and pup), Fred Wilson, Mal Menzies, Steve Bennett, Hank Masters (runner-up), "Bud" Burnett, and Wayne Bertholl. Not shown are Wayne and Dave Nichols.
The over-all winner was Pete Hudson (295/300); runner-up was Hank Masters (29⅓00); class A winner was Jay Davis (289/300); class B winner was Mal Menzies (289/300); and class C winner was Ken Patten (279/300).