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Tribute to a sniper

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by PinnedAndRecessed, Apr 27, 2006.

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  1. PinnedAndRecessed

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    Awesome.


    What a great American. I love true stories of great American marksmen giving the enemy hell. From the first patriots nailing British commanders at long range to US servicemen hitting Germans beyond the trenches. It seems every enemy is always astounded by what they experienced.

    Makes me feel all warm inside.
     
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    Thanks for that.
     
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    He had guts, brains, and talent. That was a deadly combo for anyone on the wrong side of his scope.

    Kevin
     
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    Wow, awesome stuff.

    semper fi Gunny Hathcock.
     
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    Great thread! They mentioned that Canadian sniper team the other day on Future weapons that broke his record for longest shot.
     
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    Marine Sniper

    Got an autographed copy of "Marine Sniper" (1988) right here. Met Carlos at a gun show years ago....

    Unfortunately, the follow-up book by the same author (Charles Henderson) has yet to grab my interest. Dunno, it's just not as good a read....
     
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    I believe we have a Marine in Iraq now, who has broken Hathcocks record...............
     
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    Thanks for posting such a cool tribute to an amazing Marine...
     
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    Very nice. Marine Sniper is still one of my favorite books.
     
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    That was great.
    What men like C.H. have done to change the face of modern warfare cannot be overstated. It's great to see a memorial to this great Marine. It's always good to be reminded of the sacrifices some have made to serve their country.
     
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    Very cool.

    I read that book awhile ago, I need to buy it and read it again. Very good read. He was a great American.
     
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    That's the rumor I've heard from returned servicemen
     
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    I want to know if that story about shooting through the enemy sniper's scope is true. That's a pretty incredible story.
     
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    Very deserving tribute to a fine United States Marine. His memory remains
    very close too my heart~! Many thanks for sharing.
     
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    roscoe wrote: "I want to know if that story about shooting through the enemy sniper's scope is true. That's a pretty incredible story."

    Yes the story is true. He and his spotter Burke saw a glint of light in the jungle and before Carlos was sure what it was, he shot at it. He and Burke then went down towards the dead VC and found that Carlos had in fact shot through the scope of the rifle and into the VC's eye. Carlos supposedly wanted the VC's rifle sent back home so he could keep it...it got lost in the transport though, so he never saw it again.

    I think I remembered all of the story correctly. Been a few months since I read the book.

    Amazing book, you should definitely pick it up.

    72Rover...very nice. I'm jealous.
     
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    Superb, a small tribute for a finest soldier.

    I will pick up his book today.

    CZhen,FL
     
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    Great American

    Men like him make me proud to be an American.
     
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