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Charles Hendersons Marine Sniper 93 Confirmed Kills is a dramatic true story of a Vietnam hero Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock was one of the first snipers welcomed into the marine core at the height of conflict in the Vietnam War Charles Henderson tells Hathcocks story from when he first shot a gun to his unforgettable tale of how he stalked and killed over 93 Viet Cong behind enemy lines Charles really shows that a Sniper is a valuable weapon I think Charles Henderson did a very excellent job at telling Carlos Hathcocks story very accurately His endless hours of research and interviewing really brought out a non-fictional novel worth reading Tracking almost every kill through the jungles of Vietnam It is amazing to think that the Marines did not want snipers as it was seen unsportsman like to not give the enemy a chance to see you When Captain Land first tried to introduce Snipers into the Marine Core he had to name them as scoutsnipers not just snipers so they would sound more useful to commanders who would like to take a peak at an area before going in it worked Captain Land and Carlos Hathcock after serving about four months in Vietnam started their Sniper School It was a great success but one can only learn so much on a firing range After they felt the students were ready they took them to Vietnam There they proved their usefulness was far greater then what the Marines expected At almost the end of Carlos tour he is burned severely from a bomb that went off under his Half-Track When he finally is well enough to leave and figures out that he can no longer shoot a rifle without being in severe pain he does it anyway After his recovery he shot for almost five more months before the Marines made him leave a month before his retirement from the Army It
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