A question about Keith Idema and Pistol competitions. Remember Keith Idema?


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Frandy
August 9, 2006, 05:20 PM
Perhaps not appropriate for THR, but I think it's okay...

Can anyone confirm or disprove the following info about Idema, which is on the Web site that supports Keith Idema?

Over the next five years he went to various NATO schools, including German Mountain Climbing, Ski School, City Warfare School, and was on the Special Forces Pistol Team where he competed at the Camp Perry National Matches, ranking 6th in all combined services on his first attempt. Thousands of the best shooters in the world compete. He also competed at the Secret Service matches and shot a “possible” (a perfect 100) at the NA Day FBI matches at Camp Peekskill (a “possible” means your target is sent to Quantico to placed in the running for the FBI’s highest score/champion for the year, NA means National Academy). Most FBI agents dream of doing that– very few ever do in their entire career.

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bdutton
August 9, 2006, 05:29 PM
EDIT: It's possible he did compete at Camp Perry in earlier years... I thought the quote was referring to this year and then I saw this:

Operation Desert Fraud: How Keith Idema marketed his imaginary Afghan war (http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/people/features/10121/)

Here is another story on Keith which is much more approving of him:

The Case of Keith Idema (http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2004/7/22/105010.shtml)

Whitewolf 508
August 9, 2006, 05:33 PM
I first met Keith when he was running a store called ADVENTURE WORLD in Hyde Park NY in 1980. I bought my first handgun from him at a good price. I also used to shoot with him at the indoor range that he had at the store. It closed in around 1984 because of a number of problems with legal issues that Keith had.

He later opened a shooting school at the Sky Park Airport in Red Hook NY. That was called the COUNTERR ACADEMY. I can attest that some of the instructors were top notch and that some of the students were from various special services worldwide. I had the pleasure of meeting British and German elite soldiers there (and downing a few beers later). The school closed several years later due to zoning issues and Keith left the area.

I did not hear from him until I noted that he was arrested in Afganistan. I do not know if he had all the awards mentioned but he was a very good shot when I knew him and also a good instructor.

fisi
August 10, 2006, 10:21 AM
good thread-excellent links.....haven't heard squat about him since the prison uprising earlier this year? at the complex the afhganis had thrown him in.

bdutton
August 10, 2006, 11:02 AM
More extensive information on this website:

http://www.superpatriots.us/

Citadel99
August 10, 2006, 12:20 PM
I just moved from Fort Bragg to Austin, TX. My best bud is a team leader in 3rd Group and said he was a misfit and was kicked out of group. I've also heard a few stories from people who ran into him in Fayetteville. Sounds like a real hot head and idiot. Interestingly, he's the guy on the cover of The Hunt for Bin Laden, a great read.

Mark

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