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Real Life Gun Heroes- who's yours?

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

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  1. 2dogs

    2dogs Member

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    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

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    Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC
     
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    Gunnery Sergeant Carlos N. Hathcock II, USMC


    I'm guessing.........................you?;)
     
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    ArmySon, Ernest Langdon and Bill Murphy.
     
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    Nope, not me.

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    John Moses Browning is one of mine.
     
  8. MarineTech

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    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.
     
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    Another:

    Sgt. Alvin York, of course.
     
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    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!
    Dan
     
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    Thomas Jefferson.

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

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    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.
     
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    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:
     
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    All the replies are great

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

    Dave
     
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    When danger threatens, call on me and I will equalize.
    Samuel Colt

    :cool:
     
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    I have to go with Carlos Hathcock,then Alvin York
    but there are thousands of unsung heros that we will never know of
     
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    Rosie O'Donnel.

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

    Both gave me guns over the years and I inherited many after their deaths. They taught me safety, responsibility, marksmanship, and a love for guns that is with me today. They were both avid hunters but shared a preference for birds, something I have also.

    I am in their debt.
     
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    It would have to be Skeeter Skelton

    Skelton was the guy that got me hooked on gun magazines
    and shooting. Terrific writer and overall character.
     
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    Second for Skeeter Skelton

    I've related it before, but Skeeter Skelton's article on "What's Right with Snubbies" got me into handguns. (Written in the extremely early 1970's, in the magazine Shooting Times.)

    Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan both contributed as well.
     
  24. 4v50 Gary

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    John Moses Browning. God's Gun Prophet on Earth.
    John C. Garand. Canadian who adopted us and had numerous patents to his name, all of which he did not attempt to profit from. Like Browning, noble in nature.
     
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    Mine would have to be my father. A quiet man who learned to shoot from his uncle Oscar, a man whom I never met. Uncle Oscar was a WW-I sniper, who did what he had to do, came home and seldom touched a rifle again, except to impart his talent to my dad.

    Dad was a crack shot, who kept rabbits out of his garden by head shooting them from 250-300 yards from the porch of his house with an old single shot Remington bolt action .22, that I had know idea he had until I was an adult!!! He taught me to shoot by renting guns at the range when I was but a wee sprite and never consented to purchasing me one. I think it was in deference to my mother, who is (she is still alive at 85) a "proper" eastern liberal.

    Dad lived on 40 acres in extreme north eastern Arizona. Early on, he Bulldozed a berm into existence and turned it into a firing range. We spent many a round there until his untimely death at 82!!
     
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