Most people enter competitions with one thought in mind -- winning. For Staff Sgt. Christopher Rance and Cpl. Christopher Stevens, Continental Color Guard, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), creating new opportunities and erasing stereotypes is more important.
"When you think of The Old Guard you don't think sniper. We just want to open the door for other people," said Rance.
For the first time in the regiment's more than two hundred year history, Rance and Stevens will represent The Old Guard in a sniper/observer competition, Oct 14-16, in Elk Garden, W.Va.