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  • A few minutes with the 2016 Best Ranger competition winners

    For the last two years, Army Reservist Capt. Robert Killian, an elite endurance athlete, has watched other soldiers raise the pistols after winning the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. This year it was Killian and his partner, Pennsylvania Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein, holding guns high and celebrating Monday morning in Marshall Auditorium at Fort Benning. “It was a huge relief,” Killian said. “It has been hard-earned and a long time coming. I have worked numerous years to refine my techniques and it paid off.”

A few minutes with the 2016 Best Ranger competition winners

For the last two years, Army Reservist Capt. Robert Killian, an elite endurance athlete, has watched other soldiers raise the pistols after winning the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. This year it was Killian and his partner, Pennsylvania Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein, holding guns high and celebrating Monday morning in Marshall Auditorium at Fort Benning. “It was a huge relief,” Killian said. “It has been hard-earned and a long time coming. I have worked numerous years to refine my techniques and it paid off.”
Mike Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com