I am about three quarters of the way done with Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson. It tells the story of Marine Sniper Carlos Hatchcock during Vietnam. I think I may have come accross my favorite passage so far.
There is a VC sniper who is trying to make a name for himself and trying to take out Hathcock and there is a huge reward offered by the Communist VC Command for the head of Hathcock. One of Hathcock's fellow snipers is trying to convince him to be careful out there because this guy is very good, and supposedly is a true survivor. This VC sniper lives out in the jungle and eats cobras and rats to try to get their spirit inside of him to become a true predator like they are. So Hathcock's buddy is trying to convince him that this VC sniper is a superman. Here is how Hathcock replies.
"Eating garbage and living out in the mud don't make you smart. You have to be smart in the first place.......I figure this fella has a fair aim, considering the long range shots he notched. But, no matter what he does, if he keeps shooting at us from the same little knoll out yonder, we'll get him. Its just a matter of time.."
Hathcock is trying to tell his buddy that no matter how many this guy is killed and no matter how good his aim is, he is violating the basic tennant of sniping. NEVER HUNT ON THE SAME GROUND TWICE.
. He's trying to say that this guy ain't too bright.
I highly recommend this book.