Episode 2361 – Four more Vietnam War US snipers highlighted
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Vietnam War Top Snipers Adelbert Waldron, Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney, Eric England and Carlos Hathcock.
Episode 2361 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about four exceptional American snipers from the Vietnam War. The featured story comes from The War History Online website and is titled: The Vietnam War Featured Four Exceptional American Snipers. The story was submitted by Guest Author Todd Neikirk.
Back in Episode 256 of this Podcast, Steve Suttles, an exceptional Marine sniper who served in the Vietnam War was featured. He served as a sniper with the 5th Marines in Vietnam. During his time in country, he was credited with 63 official kills. Steve will say that what is important to him is how many American lives he saved. Today Steve is retired and living the good life in eastern Oklahoma.
The featured story in this episode highlights four other outstanding Vietnam War US snipers. They are Adelbert Waldron, Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney, Eric England and Carlos Hathcock.
Waldron served with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. In just eight months running PBR boats along the Mekong Delta, Waldron had 109 confirmed kills. In one instance, he hit a target some 900 feet away while in a moving boat.
Mawhinney trained at Camp Pendleton‘s Scout Sniper School and was soon sent to South Vietnam. He served with a number of sniper units in different battalions, and was immediately successful. During his 16 months in Vietnam, he was credited with 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills.
England served as a sniper with the 3rd Marine Division, and during his seven months in the country had 98 confirmed kills, with many more unconfirmed.
Hathcock was a prodigious sniper, known for successfully making difficult shots. One, in particular, saw him shoot opposing sniper “Cobra” through their scope. On another occasion, he crawled over 1,500 yards through a field to snipe an NVA general. The North Vietnamese put a $30,000 bounty on his head,
Listen to episode 2361 and discover more about five exceptional American snipers from the Vietnam War.
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