The marines book marine corps heritage foundation hardcover padded 1998 1 out of 5 stars 1 product rating 1 product ratings the marines book marine. This page is in no way intended to glorify the amount of people these soldiers have killed, it is intended to recognize the manner in which these soldiers excelled at accomplishing the misson assigned to them in a time of war. The writer, henderson, took the truth and streched and embelished it quite a bit. If you love the united states of america and freedom you need to read this book. The scout sniper basic course moved from its previous location at 3rd marine regiment to mcb hawaii, kaneohe bays regimental schools, in order to more efficiently train devil dogs of the 3rd marine division. He is the author of the critically acclaimed military classics marine sniper and silent warrior, which first chronicled the exploits of usmc sniper. Incorrect book the list contains an incorrect book please specify the title of the book. The m40 rifle is a boltaction sniper rifle used by the united states marine corps. Marine sniper by charles henderson penguin random house. The changeover to the a1 model was completed in the 1970s, the a3 in the 2000s, and the a5 in 2009. But there has only been one sergeant carlos hathcock. The author has written a great book based on his experiences as a marine sniper and tells it like it is.
A percentage of our proceeds are used to support deployed snipers. Culbertson, a former 5th marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate tet battle for hue in early 68. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading adrift. Gunnery sargent jack coughlin performed the worlds farthest sniper shot. Tells the exciting true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legenda. This book is by far the best book i have read and is inspired by a true story. And each time, he emerged from the jungle having done his duty. Woodruff man featured in book on marine snipers news. Americas top sniper of the vietnam war wasnt a marine. Marine sniper is a book that describes in detail every situation so clearly that you feel like you are there with them as they crwal through the forest trying to stay undetected. This is a fabulous companion book that gives the backstory of the famous sniper sniper instructor, who stood proudly among the best of fine tigers, these war heroes called snipers. Charles benjamin chuck mawhinney born 1949 is a former united states marine who holds the corps record for the most confirmed sniper kills, having recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills in 16 months during the vietnam war.
He served with the 9th infantry division of the united states army. Marine corps defines a scout sniper as a marine, highly skilled in field craft and marksmanship, that delivers longrange precision fire on. In addition to writing his own books and for various publications, he runs his familys cattle enterprise in peyton, colorado. The fundamentals will take readers from author frank gallis beginnings as a marine scout sniper to his presentday job as a marksmanship instructor as he guides new shooters on their journey toward longrange shooting excellence. The story of sergeant carlos hathcock who scored 93 hits behind the vietconglines. Hathcock said in a book written about his career as a sniper. A former marine sniper explains the fundamentals of long range, precision rifle shooting. United states marine corps scout sniper mos 0317, formerly 8541 is a secondary mos military occupational specialty designator of u. Carlos hathcock 19421999 is the subject of the biography.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed military classics marine sniper and silent warrior, which first chronicled the exploits of usmc sniper carlos hathcock. In twenty years of active service, he has accumulated one of the most impressive records in the corps, ranging through many of the worlds hot spots. Shooter is his harrowing firstperson account of a sniper s life on and off the modern battlefield. The marine corps is facing a critical gap of scout snipers due to the high washout rates at sniper school, so the corps is looking at changes to how the elite sharpshooters are trained, say. Tom casey and his 5th marine regimental sniper platoon, and living. For those that do not know or have not heard of carlos hathcock, this would probably not be a book. Never to take more than one shot from one location, listen, look, be aware of.
American sniper had a 37week run on the new york times bestseller list and brought kyle national attention. A marine sniper thriller daniel briggs book 1 kindle edition by cooper, c. May 11, 2018 the marine corps confirmed in early april that its snipers would get the mk mod 7 sniper rifle to replace the m40 rifle, versions of which the corps snipers have been carrying since the early. He is also the author of marshalling the faithful, goodnight saigon, jungle rules, and the fictional jack valentine marine sniper series. Discover other books like this, author exclusives, and more. Henderson marine sniper 93 confirmed kills audiobook duration. He stalked the viet cong behind enemy lineson their own ground.
This book contains details of his training under lt land with the one shot, one kill idea for snipers. The explosive true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary marine sniper in the vietnam war. Us tactical supply the premiere provider of quality tactical accessories. Storm tactical, precision rifle data books, usmc sniper, army. When the book marine sniper first came out it was supported by hathcock and was based on dozens of hours of interviews with the man himself. I would like to recommend this book to readers that are interested in what went on during the vietnam war. G download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Section 5 sniper skills 501 range card, log book, field sketching 51. Tells the exciting true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary. This is the story of sergeant carlos hathcock, marine sniper, legend of military lore. The sniper rifle used by the marine corps is a marine corps designed and produced bolt action, 7.
This book was written after the death of carlos hathcock, in 1999. Marine corps, the most dangerous job in combat is that of the sniper. The book is about the legendary sniper carlos hathcock and covers his exploits during the vietnam war. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read marine sniper. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappear for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will to protect them. The autobiography of the topranked marine sniper, swanson faces intrigue, betrayals and the ever present dangers of war books in the series.
Serving military, law enforcement, first responders, and the public. This book is not easy to put down for those who love action and suspense books. He is very forthright and doesnt hold back on anything. Shooter is an autobiography of the top ranked marine sniper in the iraq war in 1993. Carlos norman hathcock ii may 20, 1942 february 22, 1999 was a united states marine corps usmc sniper.
This book tells of the life that carlos hathcock as a united states marine corps member and the training he completed to become a marine sniper during the vietnam war. Mar 15, 2003 the war in the jungles of vietnam was dangerous enough. Carlos hathcock, the subject of the biography, was born in 1942 and died in 1999. Book marine sniper book marine sniper ausverkaufte artikel. Waldron had served in the united states navy for 12 years before going to civilian life. This book is the one that perhaps began the increased interest in sniping by the general public way back in the 1980s, it did for me. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappear for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will to protect them as they watch, wait, and finally strike.
In the book and ensuing interviews, kyle stated he had no regrets about his work as a sharpshooter, saying, i had to do it to protect the marines. Log in you must be logged into bookshare to access this title. Charles henderson is a veteran of more than twentythree years in the united states marine corps, with a distinguished career spanning from vietnam to the gulf war, after which he retired as a chief warrant officer. We also have an affiliation with so we can link straight to the specific book on the amazon site. These 3 snipers had more kills than carlos hathcock in. Tells the exciting true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary marine sniper in the vietnam war. Carlos norman hathcock ii may 20, 1942 february 22, 1999 was a united states marine corps usmc sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. This was a serious problem for hathcock and others and caused a stir at the time. Inappropriate the list including its title or description facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow goodreads member or author. This study guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of marine sniper. Marine corps infantrymen and reconnaissance marines that have graduated from a u.
Jun, 2016 those hard lessons learned from the marine corps scout sniper school have been ones that have profoundly changed who i am and stayed with me for life. Henderson wrote the original book about hathcock, marine sniper, 93 confirmed kills also. A gentle breeze rustled the white feather in the marine sniper s floppy hat as he watched the land below through. Carlos made a sacrifice for his country and his fellow marines. Spam or selfpromotional the list is spam or selfpromotional. Marines are already calling their first new sniper rifle. Thank you for considering storm tactical precision rifle data books for your team, unit, or personal training. Former marine corps officer, former usmc scout sniper, foreign special forces officer, law enforcement officers, and competitive tactical riflemen. Whatever your country and allegiances this is a fascinating book. With more than sixty confirmed kills, jack coughlin is the marine corps topranked sniper. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. He lies in one position for days, barely twitching a muscle, able to control his heartbeat and breathing. This was the beginning for me of literally more than a hundred true account books on viet nam, all of them stemming from the inspiration from this book.
Marines got all the press and the glory, but an army guy was the top sniper shot of the vietnam war. This book breaks down the fundamentals of marksmanship with easytounderstand methodology. Author frank galli draws on his background as a marine sniper to offer a logical order of instruction from shooter to target. Hathcocks record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the u. His first book was critically acclaimed military classic marine sniper, which first chronicled the exploits of u. In this series of thrillers, written by the authors of the new york times bestselling shooter. Author was very precise in his account of what happened, i really enjoyed the book. Shooter was number one on the list of new york times bestseller in 2005. If you like war books, true stories, etc this is worth a read.472 150 685 594 985 990 1240 1368 1068 364 114 889 1195 1180 1043 117 1081 721 1069 851 321 764 506 799 1171 1070 1179 1478 166 204 1188 454 423 926 832 202 873 370 1215 114