CARLOS HATHCOCK WHITE FEATHER PDF

He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. He had dreamed of being a U. Marine his whole life and enlisted in at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent sharpshooter by then, winning the Wimbledon Cup shooting championship in , the year before he would deploy to Vietnam and change the face of American warfare forever.

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He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. He had dreamed of being a U. Marine his whole life and enlisted in at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent sharpshooter by then, winning the Wimbledon Cup shooting championship in , the year before he would deploy to Vietnam and change the face of American warfare forever.

White Feather vs. This was important when he volunteered for a mission he knew nothing about. For four days and three nights, he low crawled inch by inch, a move he called "worming," without food or sleep, more than yards to get close to the general. This was the only time he ever removed the feather from his cap.

I could have tripped the patrols that came by. Hathcock was yards away. They never even saw him. He had the patience, drive, and courage to do the job. He felt very strongly that he was saving Marine lives. She would do anything to cause pain. Hathcock attempted to save him, but he was too late. Carlos Hathcock had enough. He set out to kill Apache before she could kill any more Marines. One day, he and his spotter got a chance.

The observed an NVA sniper platoon on the move. At yards in, one of them stepped off the trail and Hathcock took what he calls the best shot he ever made. We saw them," he remembered. I stopped her. I put one extra in her for good measure. Photo: U. They had new uniforms, but no support and no communications.

I dumped the officer in front, my observer dumped the one in the back. When morning came, the NVA were still there. He designed a rifle mount, built by Navy Seabees, which allowed him to easily convert the weapon.

I was there three days, observing. On the third day, I zeroed at yards, longest Here comes the hamburger, came right across the spot where it was zeroed, he bent over to brush his teeth and I let it fly. These were usually worth one or two thousand dollars. He killed a gunny outside my hooch. I watched him die. I vowed I would get him some way or another.

The Cobra would kill many Marines around Hill 55 in an attempt to draw Hathcock out of his base. He was very cagey, very smart. I made a mistake and he made a shot.

He came to and pulled seven of his fellow Marines from the burning wreckage. He left Vietnam with burns over 40 percent of his body. He received the Silver Star for this action in After the mine ended his sniping career, he established the Marine Sniper School at Quantico, teaching Marines how to "get into the bubble," a state of complete concentration.

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White Feather: The Most Feared and Fearless Sniper of the Vietnam War

In some cases the title is controversial, particularly when it comes to military service. Carlos Hathcock is one of those heroes. He served his country with distinction during the Vietnam War — 75 across 2 tours. Yet he did that as a sniper, a role which had a controversial reputation even among military ranks. Maybe being a sniper is something that only another sniper really can understand. His marksmanship was beyond doubt, and in some respects Hathcock sounded like something out of a movie.

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