At least that would be a good start. Dry the bore out with patches just before you come down to Range 4 tomorrow at noon on the 200 yard line. How come there are no listings of his confirmed kills with dates and signatures in his books? Talk about someone who revels in the likings of youngsters. In March 1966, a few weeks after winning the Wimbledon Cup, Hathcock was sent to Vietnam. It deals with his heroism that earned him the Silver Star Medal and it includes the tributes he received after he retired from Service. It was just stuck in the brim.
One of which was not just the love of his country…but his fellow marines. Chris Kyle is just a dead rock star. Erps I enlisted in the Navy shortly after I got my draft notice in 1965, by June of the following year I was serving my year in country as a Radioman. I have read his book at least three times and feel almost acquainted with Gunny. I actually used four or five log books by the time we were through and put that info all into one ring binder. Sliding forward in the mounts from recoil, that was the norm for those older Lyman, Fecker, El Monte and Unertl target scopes favored by competitive shooters.
Carlos had the cool southern knack of putting more into one sentence than most can say in a paragraph. Rest in Peace my friend! His spirit was good and still all U. Interestingly, he used a Browning M2. Mr Hathcock was an inspiration, and role model of courage and marksmanship for a young kid me with an old M-70 Win 30-06. He excelled in the pressure of it. He took my call, I explained that I was also a Marine Corps Sniper and we talked for about 30 minutes. And there have been many Marine marksmen.
His writing style puts the reader in whatever adventure he describes so that they themselves become part of that adventure. New York: Simon and Schuster. I was amazed at his demeanor. He set out to kill Apache before she could kill any more Marines. He told me that when he was to go on patrol that once a month before she was killed was terrifying.
The Marine brought the scope out of recoil and saw immediately that the general was down and not moving, which meant a heart shot. Being medically discharged, he received 100 percent disability pay. Despite the desires of their cometitive shooting teams' knowing the Winchester action was a better platform to build an accurate and much more reliable sniper rifle on just as it was better for high power match rifles , and many snipers also shot on these teams, the decision to go with Remington was cast in stone. It was one of the least repeatable rifle scopes on the market at the time. It gave me great confidence that I could dial in my scope for anything I would come across. Anyone who admires Gunny needs to own this book. You did him proud with this article! A Legend Among Snipers During Operation Desert Storm, a report on U.
He was like a mountain man. I reported in to Quantico, Weapons Training Battalion in 1978. One day, he and his spotter got a chance. This something every member of the combat arms learns but few really know, which is that personal failure of mission affects more than yourself. Not only did he do a good job of giving us the information, he also shared some personal memories of his father. That is who we are and why we serve. Distinguished with rifle and pistol, he is the creator of the Chandler Sniper Rifle, arguably the finest sniper rifle in the world.
That was an awareness of the critical role of each member of a fighting unit. As Marine Sniper, a best seller for nine years relayed his heroism in Vietnam, White Feather covers Carlos' entire career and the other details not found in any other title. The record stood until 2002. Would I be right in guessing that the Unertyl scope slid forwards as a means to avoid scope cuts? Is it because the domestic police have now become a brutal militarized force, bent on controlling the entire population? There is a reason that the young are sent as cannon fodder to die in the wars of the politicians, bankers, and corporations. What an unassuming, soft-spoken and humble person he was.
This success led to the adoption of the cartridge as a viable sniper round. Hathcock had taken to wearing a small white feather in his boonie hat. Now-a-days dad and I are on the same page, pushing our personal best's well past my old milestone of 17yrs ago. While I never served in the Corp, my family heritage goes all the way back to Tun Tavern. The officer drowned in the river.
It was one of the least repeatable rifle scopes on the market at the time. He is definitely a legend and your article is a great testament to him. Was a quiet man, never boasted about his outstanding service, was a real Marine. In that instance, the end result of a dead officer means little in comparison to the methods used to achieve it. A couple of guys were on and questioned me about the M40A1.