Top 5 American Snipers #3

     Adelbert Waldron

Adelbert F. "Bert" Waldron III, (March 14, 1933 – October 18, 1995) was a United States Army sniper who served during the Vietnam War with the 9th Infantry Division. Although little known, until 2011 Waldron held the record for confirmed kills by any American sniper in history at 109. Although U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle later acquired more confirmed kills, Waldron worked in a jungle environment where target opportunities were less commonplace, whereas Kyle worked in a target-rich urban environment where the rules of engagement were more lax.

 

Adelbert F. Waldron III
Nickname(s) "Bert"
Born March 14, 1933
Virginia, U.S.
Died October 18, 1995 (aged 62)
California, U.S.
Buried at Riverside National Cemetery,Riverside, California, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
 United States Army
Years of service 1953–1965 (U.S. Navy)
1968–1970 (U.S. Army)
Rank Army-USA-OR-06-2014.svg Staff sergeant
Unit 9th Infantry Division, Army Marksmanship Unit
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Distinguished Service Cross (2)
Silver Star
Bronze Star (3)
Presidential Unit Citation

 

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