JDNews.com is reporting that this past Friday Marine Corps tankers gathered in Sneads Ferry NC to watch tank crews compete for the service’s top spot. The annual Tiger Competition, in its 13th year, brings together the top performing crews from tank battalions around the country vying for the covenanted McCard Trophy- named after Medal of Honor recipient Gunnery Sgt. R. H. McCard who died during the Battle of Saipan while serving with 4th Tank Battalion. This year’s champions were from Camp Lejeune’s 2nd Tank Battalion: Staff Sgt. Joseph Lowery, tank commander; Cpl. Charles Smith III, gunner; Lance Cpl. Ryan Foster, loader; Lance Cpl. Keondre Mitchell, driver. The winning team advances to compete in the U.S. Army’s Sullivan Cup competition next spring.