Earl Shipman is a true patriot.
BARRINGTON — When a Marine sniper squad experienced malfunctioning equipment just days before deploying to the Middle East, Capt. Devon St. Cyr knew exactly where to turn.
St. Cyr, of the First Battalion, Fifth Marine Regiment, used to work at Renaissance Firearms before joining the Marines. His Marine Expeditionary Unit has been training for deployment for about a year, he said, when the snipers recently ran into trouble with malfunctioning equipment.
“Due to the time condensed environment we’re dealing with, we were having some issues finding replacements,” St. Cyr said on Wednesday, a day before deploying for seven months to the Pacific and the Middle East.
St. Cyr, of Gilmanton, said he called Ernie Shipman, owner of Renaissance Firearms in Barrington.
“Without batting an eye, they sent us a big box full of equipment,” St. Cyr said. “We gave it to the…
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