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Real Life Gun Heroes- who's yours?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by 2dogs, Jan 18, 2003.

  1. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    Recently read "To Hell and Back" by Audie Murphy. I guess I'd have to say he is one.

    And the folks who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
  2. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC
  3. 2dogs

    2dogs Well-Known Member

    Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC

    I'm guessing.........................you?;)
  4. Gunhead

    Gunhead Well-Known Member

  5. BerettaNut92

    BerettaNut92 Well-Known Member

    ArmySon, Ernest Langdon and Bill Murphy.
  6. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    Nope, not me.

  7. ACP230

    ACP230 Well-Known Member

    John Moses Browning is one of mine.
  8. MarineTech

    MarineTech Well-Known Member

    I'll second GySgt Hathcock. A Marine's Marine.

    I would also like to forward one other. I don't know his full name, but what I know of it is CWO "Gunner" Brown. He was the head of Marksmanship Training Unit at Parris Island when I was there in 89. We had a recruit complaining of rifle problems on the 500 yard line. Armorer took a look, but couldn't find anything wrong with it. Kid was still all over the target and complained more. Armorer still couldn't find anything wrong. Gunner Brown took the rifle from the armorer, stepped up to the firing line, adjusted himself with a tight loop sling, and put 1 round center of mass on the dog target from the standing off-hand position. Impressed the living daylights out of me.

    As an afternote, the recruit was recycled after he went "Unq" on the range.
  9. Brian D.

    Brian D. Well-Known Member


    Sgt. Alvin York, of course.
  10. Dan Morris

    Dan Morris Well-Known Member

    The exjarhead that got me into pistol shooting....deceased THP
    trooper James L Dalrymple. 1st Marine Div....Chosin Res...Korea.
    Guy never talked about....most didn't.I didn't ask....he didn't tell stories...had a Great relationship!I have no stories after Nam days either!He taught me well!
  11. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    Thomas Jefferson.

    "As to the species of exercise, I recommend the gun. ... Let your gun be the constant companion of your walks."
  12. Powderman

    Powderman Well-Known Member

    I have a few............

    For rifles--who else?

    GySgt Hathcock-- "White Feather"

    For handguns:

    Bill Jordan
    Donald Hamilton (set a record at the Nat'l Matches that still stands)
    "Jelly" Bryce--an FBI Agent with phenominal speed and accuracy
    Ed McGivern--who set many records with DA revolvers
    Jerry Miculek--who BROKE a lot of those records

    And, the best for last--

    My father, an old, one-eyed Cherokee who taught me about guns in the first place--and who was death on a stick with a .38 Colt Cobra, carried in the hip pocket.
  13. gryphon

    gryphon Well-Known Member

    Mine is the guy that helped to open my eyes and got me into firearms.

    A very good friend of mine, thanks J.S.:cool:
  14. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Well-Known Member

  15. Dave Williams

    Dave Williams Well-Known Member

    All the replies are great

    Mine is probably Elmer Keith. What an incredible life he had.

  16. 4570Rick

    4570Rick Well-Known Member

    Be not afraid of any man who walks beneath the skies.
    When danger threatens, call on me and I will equalize.
    Samuel Colt

  17. rick458

    rick458 Well-Known Member

    I have to go with Carlos Hathcock,then Alvin York
    but there are thousands of unsung heros that we will never know of
  18. Politically Incorrect

    Politically Incorrect Well-Known Member

    Rosie O'Donnel.

    If that fat :cuss: can be protected by a handgun, then why can't I? :neener:
  19. 8Balls

    8Balls Well-Known Member

  20. Glockster35

    Glockster35 Well-Known Member

    Charles Mawhinney

    A simple man from Oregon who did what he had to do, and simply disappeared. He never talked about it until recently.

    I look up to a man like that, plus he's from my home state.

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