The story of carlos hathcock, who will probably always be remembered as the most effective sniper in the history of the us marine corps hathcock fought in vietnam and, as the title says, killed 93 people that were documented and confirmed, and probably killed hundreds more that were listed as probable or unknown. Gunnery sergeant carlos hathcock was a famous ‘us marine’ sniper, who claimed to have killed over 300 enemy personnel during the vietnam war, of which 93 kills have been officially confirmed. Carlos was a scout sniper, 1 st marine division carlos hathcock ii is remembered as being the most successful us military sniper, having 93 confirmed kills (until navy seal sniper chris kyle came along. Carlos hathcock deployed in 1966 as a military policeman, but immediately volunteered for combat and was soon transferred to the 1st marine division sniper platoon, stationed at hill 55, south of da nang.
Carlos hathcock was born on may 20, 1942 in little rock, arkansas, usa he was a producer, known for untitled carlos hathcock biopic and sniper: inside the crosshairs (2009) he died on february 22, 1999 in virginia beach, virginia, usa. Carlos hathcock was born on may 20, 1942, in north little rock, arkansas he was the only child of carlos and agnes hathcock his parents separated so he grew up with his grandmother in geyer springs, pulaski county. Carlos hathcock sniper in vietnam february 28, 1999 | jon thurber | times staff writer but when marine gunnery sgt carlos n hathcock ii died last week at the age of 57, the enemy that ultimately felled him was the slow, patient progression of multiple sclerosis.
Marine sniper by charles henderson narrates the spine tingling feats of carlos hathcock according to the book “marine sniper,” written by retired marine chief warrant officer charles henderson, during hathcock’s service as a sniper, he took down many targets with incredible precision and an unrelenting, cool calculation. About us marine corps sniper who had 93 confirmed kills in vietnam before fame he was an award-winning marksman as early as his marine corps training days. This marine’s name was sergeant carlos hathcock ii, of the 1st marine division a man who plied his trade around his home on hill 55 in south vietnam a man who plied his trade around his home on hill 55 in south vietnam. Snipers are controversial figures and the vietnam war is a controversial war this makes carlos hathcock, the most extraordinary sniper in the vietnam war, a legendary figure in his own right.
This book was written after the death of carlos hathcock, in 1999henderson wrote the original book about hathcock, marine sniper, 93 confirmed kills alsothis book contains details of his training under lt land with the one shot, one kill idea for snipers. Interview with gunnery sgt carlos hathcock white feather who was a great man, patriot, hero, and extraordinary marine sniper sgt hathcock describes some of his very harrowing missions, some of which, were deep behind enemy lines. Carlos hathcock sniper in vietnam from the los angeles times, 28 feb 1999, page b6 by jon thurber, times staff writer his vanity license plates in virginia read sniper, and during the vietnam war he was just that, the bearer of a surprising, sudden death to enemy soldiers. The book i read is called silent warrior it's a biography about the famous marine sniper, carlos hathcock the book takes you from his death bed to the death field in vietnam, where he earner his title as the best of the best.
Carlos hathcock was born on may 20, 1942 and died of complications of multiple sclerosis on february 23, 1999 he was a united states marine corps sniper with a record of 93 confirmed kills in vietnam. Just in the middle of reading the biography of carlos hathcock by charles henderson- marine sniper the book certainly has me drawn in, am up to the chapter about the apache, the man hating female sniper- very frightening. Hathcock dreamed of being a marine throughout his childhood, and so on may 20, 1959, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the us marine corps hathcock married jo winstead on the date of the marine corps birthday, on november 10, 1962.
Long before chris kyle penned american sniper, carlos hathcock was already a legend he taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like alvin york and audie murphy before him he had dreamed of. Marine rifleman carlos n hathcock ii proudly poses with the wimbledon cup trophy at the 1965 national matches at camp perry, ohio nra photo a usmc sniper engages a distant enemy with a winchester model 70 rifle from a tree line somewhere in south vietnam, circa 1966. White feather is the only authorized biography of gunnery sergeant carlos hathcock ii, who was recognized as the most successful sniper in the vietnam war with more than 93 confirmed kills. The explosive true story of sergeant carlos hathcock, a legendary marine sniper in the vietnam war there have been many marines there have been many marksmen.
Carlos n hathcock ii was a true hero, and marine sniper: 93 confirmed kills does justice to his tale, and should serve as motivation and succour to anyone suffering trials and doubts their ability to succeed. This marine was the 'american sniper' of the vietnam war long before chris kyle penned american sniper, carlos hathcock was already a legend he taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like alvin york and audie murphy before him. For those that don’t know who carlos hathcock is, he was a united states marine corps (usmc) sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills hathcock’s record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the us marine corps. A few years before he passed i finally read the book marine sniper: 93 kills starring carlos on a whim i called 411 (information for a phone number for a carlos hathcock in va beach i called the number and he actually answered.