The picture I posted shows one with two clamping rings, one in front of and the other in back of the front mount. To have possibly rubbed shoulders with this incredible human being would be one of the high lights of my life. Finally something worthwhile to read! One hell of a Marine! Thank you Gunny for your service. The gunny signed my target and I have it on my trophy wall! The match rounds came out of some work done by some very competent competitive shooters who wound up serving as snipers sound familar? He had dreamed of being a his whole life and enlisted in 1959 at just 17 years old. My old squadron always invited him to every Birthday Ball but he had so many requests that he only made one of ours and the guest speaker had to take a back seat. He has been both a Rifle and a Weapons Company Commander.
He grew up in Wynne, Arkansas, living with his grandmother after his parents separated for the first 12 years of his life. He had no reputation and quite probably no kills at that point, so why would he have been sought out for the mission? Archived from on October 17, 2007. In that 1,000 yard match, the wind was blowing so hard I had to fire at the target on my right to hit mine. The whole audience started to crack up. Thus, he was ultimately forced out of the army because of his disability. He no longer felt hunger or thirst or weariness. We continue to serve however we can in many different ways, but we still serve the very same people we protected during our military service.
It was published by Iron Brigade Armory Publishing and has a total of 275 pages in the book. I dumped the officer in front, my observer dumped the one in the back. I personally did not know him but wish I had. We used shotguns to hunt quail, rabbits, squirrels, pheasants, ducks and geese. He stayed in the Marine Corps, but his health continued to decline.
I saw her squat to pee, that's how I knew it was her. Hathcock married Jo Winstead on the date of the Marine Corps birthday, on November 10, 1962. He was wearing the coveted Marine Corps shooting jacket given to all Marines who are fortunate to make it to the big team. With no leaders left, after three shots, the opposing platoon wasn't moving. His ammo was select lots of M72 30 caliber match ammo with 172-gr. It is so refreshing to know there are still those somewhat rare individuals around in this day and age of whacko media that actually take the time to know about and pay tribute to servicemen such as Gunny Sgt. But we knew it would be our only chance to meet him.
The slings are embossed with Hathcock's signature. Shortly after arriving, the two men saw for themselves why. While visiting relatives in Mississippi, he took to shooting and hunting at an early age, partly out of necessity to help feed his poor family. But he was an inspiration to better my marksmanship, just like grandpas inspiration to be stealthy in the woods. Please feel free to correct me. .
Carlos broke my long-standing qualification course record there and liked to kid me about it…. Probably his most daring and important active-duty mission was when Hathcock shot and killed a North Vietnamese Army general from a range of about 700 yards. I was a little leery about calling him, but I did. While we reserve the right to remove or modify comments at our sole discretion, the Sportsman's Guide does not bear any responsibility for user comments. His longest confirmed kill was 2500 yards. Nope, it appears to be all hype based on a foundation of myth, exaggeration and fabrication.
I have several Lee enfields, one is in. Now-a-days dad and I are on the same page, pushing our personal best's well past my old milestone of 17yrs ago. Surveying the situation, Hathcock concluded that the only feasible way he could have put the bullet straight down the enemy's scope and through his eye would have been if both snipers were zeroing in on each other at the same time, which gave him only a few seconds to act, and Hathcock fired first. It is a Model 70 National Match version made before 1940. I am sure a sniper who wanted to add to his tally would find a way to zero in a camera to get another shot. I am surprised that he did not die of blood poisoning from all the bug bites alone.
He was raised in Wynne, Arkansas, by his grandmother, after his parents divorced when he was 12 years old. He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. But in a process that is ongoing and has been for 15 years , I read on trying to keep an open mind. He noticed every breeze, every insect. Cutting to the chase, the guy who did go up there wound up getting shot in the head. I salute you across the years and the rice paddies a man could not have a better role model.
Lauded throughout the world and feared in every arena of battle ~! They also practiced follow up shots, of course and we did some of that as well. Many thanks to all my brothers and sisters who serve. Is it because suicide rates among American soldiers have increased 80% since the Iraq War began? Was a quiet man, never boasted about his outstanding service, was a real Marine. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit for additional information. Burgess has been called a Renaissance man because his books cover a wide spectrum of time and events. We were also at the National High Power Rifle Match at Camp Perry, Ohio, during the summer of 1974. The following year, the shooting team at Cherry Point nearly defeated the premier rifle team, who were from the base at Quantico, Virginia.
Charles Henderson's Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills was a bestseller and a great read. Grandpa is gone and so is Gunny Hathcock, but lessons from both are still with me today when I hunt. I could have tripped the patrols that came by. 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. The book certainly has me drawn in, am up to the chapter about the Apache, the man hating female sniper- very frightening. Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson narrates the spine tingling feats of Carlos Hathcock. During recruit training in San Diego, he immediately qualified as an expert with the M1 rifle, a.