I came accross my favorite passage in Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson. See inside.

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  1. Remington597

    Remington597 Former Guest

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    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.
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  2. TRAP55

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    Great book Rem! I gave my copy to my boy,that was the fastest he ever read a book! Even did a book report on it without the usual arm twisting.
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    Wow, that must have been some book report. Probably got an A+, unless it was a bolshevic teacher in Kalifornia. :D ;) ;) , could have been a Berkley leftover from the 60's.
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    Yep, you pegged it! Unappropriate subject material. Of course dad had to go and give teacher a history lesson! :mad: She still only gave him a C+, but did allow it to be turned in. ;)
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    I've heard of kids getting expelled from the Peoples Socialist Democratic Republic's of Kalifornia's public school system for even drawing a picture of a gun.
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    Maybe I'm wrong, but why does it seem that most teachers are from the liberal end of the pond. My son does push it a little bit since he is German and blond and blue eyed with intelligence and logic far above what they are used to on a daily basis. It really ticks them off.
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    That's why I would Home School if I were to do it over.

    As usual, though, hindsight is always 20/20.....
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    Remington:

    Sounds like an awsome book, I'll have to pick up a copy...I watched Hathcock in a video, it was a corney video, but that wasn't his fault, and as you say they teach snipers to take one shot, two max, then get on the move...

    Good stuff.


    ~Crp
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    Must Agree Marine Sniper is truly a great book. Hathcock and Burke, what a team. Been awhile since I read it...I forget how many probable kills. This guy was a great stalker.

    If I could recommend any other books it would be Rogue Warrior, the true story on Richard Marcinko, we need more like him today. And Point Man (chief james watson...seal), great book...great guy, he even signed my book and sent a picture of himself holding it. Thats all I can think of now...gotta check my collection.
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    Thanks for the recommendation, I appreciate it.
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