Carlos Hathcock-Marine Sniper

Discussion in 'Home Defense/Guns' started by ninny, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

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    This guy ranks right up there with Robert L. Howard, winner of the Medal of Honor.
    Hathcock didn't get the M.O.H. but in my opinion, he deserved it.

    If you haven't read his story you really need to.

    Check out website: www.oldbluejacket.com/CarlosHathcock.htm

    Dial-up takes a little time but it is well worth it to wait...
     
  2. SweetSarah

    SweetSarah Well-Known Member

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    Amazing. A man to admire!
     

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    Oxankle Well-Known Member

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    A man to follow, a man to inspire. We should all try to do as well as he at whatever our duty might be.

    Whenever I read articles such as this I think of the fellow who said that we sleep well at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.

    There are a few warriors left among us, thank goodness.
    Ox
     
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    I Love Love Love that quote!!!
     
  5. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    A lot of men can take it to the limit, a few do not see limits. Sounds like he was catagory two.
     
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  7. ninny

    ninny Well-Known Member

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    Anyone ever see any stats on Civil War snipers??

    I've read articles regarding the C.W., and I know both sides had them, just haven't been able to find out much about them.
     
  8. americanbulldog

    americanbulldog American Hunter

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    The guy was a great sniper but honestly I always found the man rather disturbing. He always talking about the enemy warriors being a hamburger and a hot dog. The guy was not very respectful of the people he killed.
    I am not a vet so I guess the vets will start to smash me know but not all vets of combat need to speak about their fallen foes in such disrespectful ways. My grandfather fought in some serious battles in WW2 and he never spoke about the Germans in this way. I just thought the interviews I read and saw were sort of sick in the sense of enemy combatants being nothing more than meat to this guy. JMO
     
  9. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    AB, as a combat veteran you must detach yourself from the connections, I would think a sniper more so. A professional killer takes a different type personality.
     
  10. americanbulldog

    americanbulldog American Hunter

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    I can see what you are saying. I guess I shouldn't say that the interviews were sick. I should have said that they kind of made me sick.