Monday, January 17, 2011

Eugene Fachini has Left the Range

Eugene Fachini of Las Vegas, NV (formerly of Chisholm, MN) passed away on January 6 at the age of 80 years old.  Gene was a Distinguished Rifleman and President's 100 member who started shooting with the Minnesota National Guard Team in 1967.  He won the Individual Match Rifle Championship at the National Guard Championship Rifle Matches in Little Rock, AR in 1971.  In 1972 he was a firing member of the Minnesota National Guard Rifle Team that won the National Championship in Little Rock.  During his shooting years he was also an active member of the All Guard Shooting Team.  He attained the rank of Captain and after retiring from the Army National Guard, he moved to Las Vegas.  For a number of years he was an active vendor at gun shows in Nevada and Arizona.
     We are diminished.


Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs said...

Rest in Peace CPT Fachini.

-Minnesota National Guard

Art said...

I shot with him on the MN National Guatd Team. He was a focused hardholder.