Kenn Blanchard

  • ordained pastor
  • CIA firearms instructor
  • law enforcement officer
  • Contributor to AmmoLand Shooting Sports News a
  • 2000 – author of Black Man With a Gun
  • 2012 – author of Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded
  • Black Man With a Gun podcast
  • Executive Vice President of 2AO.org

http://kennblanchard.com/



Rex Applegate

June 21, 1914 – July 14, 1998

  • Earned marksmanship from his uncle Gus Peret
  • 1940 graduated from the University of Oregon with a Business Degree
  • 1940 join US Army
  • developed armed and unarmed close quarter combat courses for the US Army
  • 1941 recruited by Wild Bill Donovan for the OSS
  • close-combat coordinator for all clandestine missions  in WWII
  • personal bodyguard to President Franklin D Roosevelt
  • 1943 he wrote Kill or Get Killed
  • 1980s designed the Applegate-Fairbairn fighting knife
  • 1994 inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall of Fame

Eric A. Sykes

Feb 5, 1883 – May 12, 1945

work with William E. Fairbairn

  • 1907 arrived in Shanghai
  • 1919 met Fairbairn
  • 1923 worked for Remington and Colt as rep to China & Japan Trading Co
  • 1926 worked for Shanghai Municipal Police
  • 1937 Head of SMP Snipers
  • 1939 joined the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS – MI6)
  • 1940 resigned from the Shanghai Municipal Police and returned to Britain
  • 1942 Shooting to Live, published