Oh no!! theres a French Sniper after me!!oh well--hes probably too chicken to pull the trigger anywaysMuzzleblast said:I would NOT think "Oh, good, it's a US Army sniper after me and not a USMC sniper!"I guess I wouldn't ever have known he was after me at all :lol:
Welcome to My Life-Simple Plandead_I_5_0 said:JC, who sings that song that your quote is from? I remember hearing the song and liking it but can't remember what it's called or anything.
The Army sniper was SFC Adelbert F. Waldron III. Bert Waldron was a 9th Infantry Division sniper and operated in the Mekong Delta area. Waldron had 109 confirmed kills, the longest I've heard off was at "over 900 meters," according to 9th Division commander MG Julian Ewell. Waldron was shooting from a slow moving barge in the Mekong River at a VC onshore in a tree for this one. This was not the way he operated exclusively, but most 9th Division snipers were detailed to accompany riverine patrols periodically.ekaphoto said:My understanding is it is a better training program and they intergrate their snipers bettr than the Army, but it is really the indivdule. While Carlos Hathcock got lots of attention and was an exellant sniper, a US Army sniper actually got more kills in vietnam than Hathcock. While it dees not mean he was better it does say something.
Thanks for the info. I really believe that being 36 is a real advantage for a sniper over one that is 18. I can see this now that I am a little over 18. :roll: In fact for the type of conflict we are currently in in Iraq I really believe the older guys have a real advantage since it isn't about fighting hard but fighting smart. In fact one reason special operations is so effective is they are made up of people that are older relativly speaking.skirmishline said:[. If this is the same man, and it seems likely that it is, then Waldron was 36 years old during the peak of his effectivness.
While it does not mean he was better it does say something.