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    Carlos Hathcock
    One thing to remember about Carlos and his time in theater was that he was operating in an extremely target rich environment….and he specifically did “chores” for the CIA like giving a particular frenchman who was working for the NVA to help torture and “interrogate” downed American airmen a dirtnap w. a 30-06 to the dome, as well as any other mission that required the U.S.’s best sniper at that time.
    He was put in the position to be a winner far more than the avg. joe, and chose to win every damn time. That combined with by all accounts world class shooting ability, and ice cubes in his veins, made these unbelievable sniper kill/shots possible.

    Men like Carlos don’t come around too often, I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, or the Tooth Fairy… but sure as hell believe in Carlos Hathcock.

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    A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.

    - Rudyard Kipling

    #2
    RIP Carlos 5/20/42 - 2/22/99
    NRA Benefactor Life
    NRA Instructor & RSO
    NYSRPA, SAF, GOA

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      #3
      Read a book on him. Amazing man. Terrible what happened to him. He still taught afterwards but was in extreme pain. God Bless him and men like him. True heroes.

      "Medical evacuation On September 16, 1969, Hathcock's career as a sniper came to a sudden end along Route 1, north of LZ Baldy, when an AMTRAC he was riding on, an LVT-5, struck an anti-tank mine. Hathcock pulled seven Marines from the flame-engulfed vehicle, suffering severe burns (some were third-degree) to his face, trunk, arms and legs, before jumping to safety. While recovering, Hathcock received the Purple Heart. Nearly 30 years later, he received a Silver Star for this action.[10][31][32] All eight injured Marines were evacuated by helicopter to hospital ship USS Repose (AH-16), then to a Naval Hospital in Tokyo, and ultimately to the burn center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas."
      “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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        #4
        Theres a reason when Chris Kyle was asked who the greatest sniper was he said, Carlos Hathcock.
        Gunnery Sargent Carlos Cathcock did the shit they show in the movies. Read the book about him.
        He was almost larger than life.
        Ooh Rah Gunny! You will always be remembered as a Marine who brought sniping back to modern warfare with an example that most likely will never be matched.
        Semper Fi
        "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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          #5
          Carlos signed his book to me at the Massapequa Marine Corps League many years ago.
          I've had the honor of meeting and talking with him over a few days while here shark fishing.
          Truly an amazing man and American hero. He had 93 confirmed kills, but probably 100+ more unconfirmed in mostly a NON target rich environment.
          "The Open Carry guy is my decoy."

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            #6
            Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
            Theres a reason when Chris Kyle was asked who the greatest sniper was he said, Carlos Hathcock.
            Gunnery Sargent Carlos Cathcock did the shit they show in the movies. Read the book about him.
            He was almost larger than life.
            Ooh Rah Gunny! You will always be remembered as a Marine who brought sniping back to modern warfare with an example that most likely will never be matched.
            Semper Fi
            Amen to that!

            Here he is saying it on Conan.
             

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              #7
              Thank you for this thread. Got to me to watch this docu/interview once more.

              The best. Period.
               

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                #8
                Carlos was the man , he should have gotten the "Medal of Honor" for what he did not the silver star . and suppressed , night vision M-14's ------ i want one

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                  #9
                  This was a great book if anyone is interested: http://www.amazon.com/Marine-Sniper-...RNDGTY39AAPY9K
                  “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by M-14BULLETTS View Post
                    Carlos was the man , he should have gotten the "Medal of Honor" for what he did not the silver star . and suppressed , night vision M-14's ------ i want one
                    I don't think he cared about medals.
                    He cared about Marines and saw his mission as saving lives.
                    He wasn't only a sniper, he was a leader of snipers and as a Marine leader he always took the hardest jobs for himself.
                    He embodies Semper Fi
                    "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Pitbull428 View Post
                      Thank you for this thread. Got to me to watch this docu/interview once more.

                      The best. Period.
                      That was excellent.
                      Thanks for that find.
                      A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition.

                      - Rudyard Kipling

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Aquabach View Post

                        I don't think he cared about medals.
                        He cared about Marines and saw his mission as saving lives.
                        He wasn't only a sniper, he was a leader of snipers and as a Marine leader he always took the hardest jobs for himself.
                        He embodies Semper Fi
                        i know he cared about the guy to the right of him ,. but i think he should have gotten it , thats all .

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by M-14BULLETTS View Post

                          i know he cared about the guy to the right of him ,. but i think he should have gotten it , thats all .
                          He cared about the guy to the right to the left and especially those that he led.
                          Of course you are correct.
                          The man earned THE medal, IMO on more than one occasion.
                          I'm proud and humbled to have worn the same uniform that he did.

                          Back then, snipers were hated by the higher ups.thats another thing the entire military owes him.
                          Especially the Mairne Corps.
                          He almost single handedly brought the sniper back and wrote the modern doctrine of their tactics and use.
                          Last edited by Aquabach; 05-22-2016, 08:58 PM.
                          "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                          #14
                          The chapter in Marine Sniper from out in Camp Perry was basically required reading for our junior program.

                          The book is great. Also points out how human he was.
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                            #15
                            just purchased the book. Cant wait to get it

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