GySgt. Carlos Hathcock
May 20, 1942 – February 23, 1999
Carlos Hathcock was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock’s record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps. His fame as a sniper and his dedication to long distance shooting led him to become a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. He was honored by having a rifle named after him: a variant of the M21 dubbed the Springfield Armory M25 White Feather.
You Can Read More About GySgt. Hathcock Here
I have to say that it’s kind of sad that the best source of info I could find on Gunny Hathcock was on Wikipedia. There should be a lot more sites honoring this man.
These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived
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I got this Email from Sandee and I decided that I just had to share it with everyone.
Hubby has a book about this wonderful hero. It’s written by Charles W. Henderson and published by Stein and Day. Here’s some of what’s on the cover:
Sgt. Carlos Hathcock, the personification of the sniper motto, “One Shot, One Kill, was one of the formost soldiers of the Vietnam war era. Not only his 93 confirmed kills (tops among marine snipers) but his uncanny ability in jungle fieldcraft made him the most famous American sniper since World War I.
On one mission, his assignment was to kill a general who lived in the heart of a North Vietnamese army compound, protected by rings of security and constant patrols. It took Hathcock three days and nights to carry out that kill, and he did it by creeping 1,500 yards across open terrain, moving and inch at a time, clutching his Winchester.