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 Post subject: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 am 
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Many here know of him. I watched this video yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlhHBZDZMKY


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 am 
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Read Charles Henderson's book Marine Sniper 3 times. Once you start it is nearly impossible to put down.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:03 am 
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Looks like Sam Elliott.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 am 
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I have several books on Carlos. I HIGHLY recommend the one done by 2 of his friends called; "White Feather." More factual & very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:21 am 
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I like him! A man who went out and did the job he was given, to the best of his ability. A good video. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:40 am 
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I read an article many years ago (70s or 80s) in the WaPo.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 am 
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Not at all to put him down, but the sniper with the most confirmed kills in Vietnam was an Army shooter.

Unconfirmed kills? Who knows.

https://www.wearethemighty.com/articles ... in-vietnam


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 am 
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Carlos Hathcock AKA "White Feather" was an American hero, no doubt. Not really sure about his life after the war, but he did this. I read the letter.
About 1993 the dept. had it's 1st big SWAT call out where a sniper was needed. Story facts were something like this. BG traveled across US, killing some on the way. In Oregon he went to a RV park and killed again. He took over a couples MH which was a converted bus and held the woman hostage.
The sniper moved (crawled) in front of the bus, flipped over a table, using it as a gun rest and cover. Than when daylight came the BG walked up to the windshield looking though it and stood still for a minute. The shot was of course though the heavy windshield glass at only about 75 feet. The .308 win. with the 168 grain match bullet worked. Yeah the shot was not a wonder of long range precision, but the sniper did his job. Later it was found the BG had killed even more during his travel to Oregon.
Carlos sent that sniper a letter, not about a macho sniper pat on the back stuff. Just thanking him for doing his job type of letter.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:43 am 
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This is what HEROS DO

On September 16, 1969, Hathcock's career as a sniper came to a sudden end along Highway 1, north of LZ Baldy, when the LVT-5 he was riding on struck an anti-tank mine. Hathcock pulled seven Marines from the flame-engulfed vehicle, suffering severe burns (some third-degree) to his face, arms and legs, before someone pulled him away and got him in water because he did not realize he was burnt that badly. While recovering, Hathcock received the Purple Heart. Nearly 30 years later, he received a Silver Star for this action. All eight injured Marines were evacuated by helicopter to hospital ship USS Repose, then to a naval hospital in Tokyo, and ultimately to the burn center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:55 am 
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I read the book, "White Feather" years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite a man.

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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
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The shot Carlos made on the sniper sent to take Carlos out. A .308 caliber thru enemy’s scope. Amazing read.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:05 pm 
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His greatest accomplishment was not the # of kills, but convincing the USMC that dedicated sniper teams were a valuable tactical and strategic resource. The "Old Corps" leadership was dead set against it, largely because they couldn't figure out how to use such teams & individuals (in addition to the expense associated with training and non-standard equipment) and it went against Corps doctrine at the time. Carlos and a couple others changed all that.

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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:22 pm 
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One of Chief AJ's Carlos Hathcock 10/22 rifles,,only about 1/3 have the White Feather painted on the receiver. The Chief certified the rifles which did and his wife is the one who painted them.
This one is #61.
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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:03 pm 
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SSG Adelbert Waldron-Army is considered the Vietnam Conflict's highest scoring sniper, for a variety of reasons he is nowhere as well known.

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 Post subject: Re: Carlos Hathcock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 pm 
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No one knows his possibles and wounded.


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