You're reffering to Darrell C. ("Shifty") Powers.....no matter where ya are in the world....Texas,Europe, you can count on us Virginia guys when it hits the fanekaphoto said:I read the book and it touches on it a little in the movie. There was one guy who they depended on when the shot counted. While he wasn't a trained sniper, he was an exellant shot, thus he was their unoffical designated marksman. I remember in the show he was humble and told the others he wasnt a good shot. His dad, now he was a good shot. Like Sgt. York this guy grew up hunting for dinner if I remember correctly.
Not to get off-topic, but just curious where in VA you're from. I moved here to Lexington (Rockbridge county) a few yrs ago. Great hunting!12twist said:...no matter where ya are in the world....Texas,Europe, you can count on us Virginia guys when it hits the fan
(For those of you who dont know, I was born and raised there)
Yea, the Russians really advanced sniping in many ways.Muzzleblast said:Didn't the Russians invent the two man shooter/spotter team? Oh, and Shifty killed a sniper in Carentan too
"I ain't a good shot...Now daddy, he was a good shot. He could take the wings off a fly, I declare!" Gotta love that guy.
Just to echo what Mlammers said, I am sure a bunch of y'all read One shot one kill, but it tells the story of some ww2 snipers in the beginning and one of em shot best in company on quals. Based on that alone he was given a Springfield and Unertl. No instructions whatsoever, he figured out how to use it on his own.