The ORIGINAL gathering place for a merry band of Three Percenters. (As denounced by Bill Clinton on CNN!)
Yeah, good old Charley didn't much like White Feather! :)Merle
A really good book entitled "Marine Sniper - 93 Confirmed Kills" (I can't figure out how to underline the book's title) tells the story of Carlos Hathcock's career. I believe the book was written by his commanding officer. During his second tour in 'Nam he was badly burned in a truck fire. He contracted MS and died a few years ago. The rifle range at Camp Perry is named for him. When he didn't need an extreme range shot, instead of his single-shot 50-cal, he used a pre-'64 Winchester Model 70 chambered in 30-06. He loaded his own ammo and took careful notes about trajectories. - Old Greybeard
Wow! Can't believe the picture they used at the beginning of the video. I've had that same picture of Hathcock and his spotter for some time as my screen saver picture on my laptop. I read his bio a couple of years back and became a huge fan of Mr. Hathcock. Now THAT'S an "American Sniper"...
A true Hero, in the greatest sense of the word. When I read the Corps discharged him on medical, a VERY SHORT TIME before he would have e had20 in for pension and bennies, I was so mad I threw the book across the room. The bean-counters did bim SO dirty.... But he still loved his Corps, worked with the team guys at Quantico to improve and preserve sniper training in the Marines. There may not have been a permenate Scout/Sniper program in the Corps if not for Bathroom and Col. Lands.
Bathroom? I HATE spell-chek.
I have an autographed (by Carlos Hathcock) hard copy of Marine Sniper. The author is Charles Henderson. Sgt. Hathcock was not burned in a truck fire. He was riding on top of an amtrac with seven other Marines. A huge explosion (possibly a mine) destroyed the vehicle and turned it into an infero. Sgt. Hathcock regained consciousness and then pitched the bodies of his wounded fellow marines off the amtrac and out of the fire before jumping off himself, by which time he had been severely burned.
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