85 year-old WWII Sniper shoots new Army Sniper Rifle


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.455_Hunter
March 9, 2011, 07:06 PM
Great Story!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363432/85-year-old-U-S-Army-sniper-veteran-proves-lost-skills-picks-target-1-000-yards.html

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Cosmoline
March 9, 2011, 07:09 PM
I wonder if they're going to stop loss him! 1,000 yards is seriously impressive.

SteveW-II
March 9, 2011, 07:16 PM
> But his modesty was greater than his skills and he managed with
> ease to pick off the target, with three impressive head shots all
> within five inches of each other.

Now that is impressive. 5 inches at 1000 yards. I wish I could do that at 500 yards. Good for him !

Sam1911
March 9, 2011, 07:18 PM
I believe this article is retelling the story as shown on TV here in the US a year ago: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=504216

.455_Hunter
March 9, 2011, 07:24 PM
I believe this article is retelling the story as shown on TV here in the US a year ago: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=504216

Interesting... Funny that it was listed on the Google News Spotlight this afternoon.

NG VI
March 9, 2011, 07:24 PM
That's an incredibly touching story.

That's so cool that they awarded him with a replica 03A4.

j2crows
March 9, 2011, 07:28 PM
A soldier through and through.

Sam1911
March 9, 2011, 07:34 PM
Funny that it was listed on the Google News Spotlight this afternoon.Looks like they re-ran it and news outlets like UK's Daily Mail picked it up and ran with it. Must be a slow news day. I don't think last February was even the first air-date.

McCall911
March 9, 2011, 07:38 PM
I think the World War II generation was called the Greatest Generation. If not, that's what I would call them. I cherish the ones we have left because they are sadly disappearing quickly.

BullfrogKen
March 9, 2011, 07:42 PM
That was a pretty amazing story. Thanks for sharing it.

kis2
March 9, 2011, 07:46 PM
awesome

nwilliams
March 10, 2011, 02:21 PM
Just came across this article online, very awesome!.

txhoghunter
March 10, 2011, 02:43 PM
A great man, and he is one heck of a shot

Quentin
March 10, 2011, 08:04 PM
Great story, thanks!

TXNOx
March 10, 2011, 11:40 PM
Great man equals great story!

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