|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||John Keith•Boles|
|Born||31 January 1888 in Fort Smith, Arkansas (USA)|
|Died||16 July 1952 in San Antonio, Texas (USA)|
|Affiliations||US Army, (USA)|
A major in the army in 1924, John Boles is the only American trained in this country to ever have any success in the running deer event. Boles was a career army officer, joining in 1912 after serving in the Arkansas National Guard for several years. Boles served for several years in the Philippine Islands and had his first experiences there hunting big game, which became his hobby. Boles eventually reached the rank of colonel, although his son, John, Jr., would become a famous full general officer.
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1924 Summer Olympics||Shooting||USA||John Boles|
|Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Men (Olympic)||=12|
|Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic)||1||Gold|
|Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic)||United States||3||Bronze|
|Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic)||=7|
|Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic)||United States||5|
Date of birth previously seen as 30 November 1888.