Episode 2558 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about Marine Vietnam Veteran Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney and his record as a sniper in Vietnam. The featured story appeared on The Business Insider website and is titled: How the hidden story of the most lethal Marine Corps sniper came out after decades of secrecy and what happened when it did.
The story was submitted by Ryan Pickrell. He is the military and defense section editor at Insider, where he edits and reports on defense and security issues.
- The deadliest Marine sniper by number of confirmed kills is Chuck Mawhinney.
- He kept his service in Vietnam, including his work as a sniper, a secret for years.
- Everything changed for Mawhinney when a book he wasn’t expecting came out.
Jim Lindsay’s The Sniper reveals, for the first time ever, the full story of the deadliest sniper in Marine Corps history, Chuck Mawhinney, who served in the Vietnam war at age 18—written with his full cooperation and participation.
Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney is a United States Marine who holds the Corps’ record for the most confirmed sniper kills (and the second most of any US service member in history), having recorded 103 confirmed kills in 16 months during the Vietnam War. He was also the youngest—killing the enemy as a teenager.
In 1967, at the age of 18, Mawhinney joined the Marines and began his assent from recruit to the Marine Corps’ deadliest sniper. During his tours—in one of the most dangerous war zones of Vietnam—his character and charisma helped him deal with life and death in a hell hole with other young men a long way from home.
Listen to episode 2558 and discover more about Marine Vietnam Veteran Charles “Chuck” Mawhinney and his record as a sniper in Vietnam.