The USA has lost a warrior and patriot of the highest caliber with Bill's passing. Bill was a long time friend who helped improve my shooting when I was competing. His laugh was infectious, he always had a smile, and he never refused to help anyone. His two little dogs were a comfort and joy to him in recent years and I could visualize the smile on his face when they were in his lap and we were speaking on the phone. I shall miss him, but never forget him.
Rosemary McDaniel, Trenton, FL
Bill Krilling was a great soldier and a good guy, always. Bill was always willing to help shooters and coaches get better. He was living proof of the importance of position refinement. He was the very best coach that I ever knew. It was a privilege Bill, you were the best.
Coach Krilling, I wish to thank you for what you did for me while a junior shooter at Ft Benning.We often laughed and you helped me so much.I was incredibly blessed to be a part of your world. I was always in awe of your accomplishments and skill. You always took the time to help me. I remember you watching my shots without a scope and seeing them hit the target. You were amazing. Thanks for everything, save me a seat in Heaven...
My name is CSM (R) Michael O'Neil. I served with Bill as the SGM of the US Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) from July 1997-June 2000. Bill was a coach there and that is where I came to know him. He is loved by the world shooting community and is deeply respected as both a shooter and of course a kind human being. I think of him fondly and he taught me many things while I was there. He bent my ear many times and I of course, his.
Another bright shining star now looks upon us and guides us in our sport. Thank you for the wonderful times we had on the range.