Ted Gundy, an 86-year-old WW2 vet who joined the army when he was 19 years old, shocked everyone when he proved that he was still as good a sniper as he ever was.
Ted served as a marksman for the U.S. Army in the Battle of the Bulge which is considered one of the most defining clashes of U.S. Army history and remains the largest battle ever fought by United States troops in World War II.
At the age of 86, the former member of the Missouri honor guard was awarded the Black Hat, the grandest prize an army marksman can earn. As part of the honor, the Army presented him with a 1903 A4 replica sniper – the same he used in the war and had not seen since 1944.
Ted used the replica gun to hit a 300-yard target with ease, despite the 66-year gap. But that was nothing compared to what followed.
Ted, holding back the tears, said the experience was ‘one of the nicest things to ever happen in my life.’