Top 5 American Snipers #5

     Carlos Hathcock

Carlos Norman Hathcock II (20 May 1942 – 22 February 1999) was a United States Marine Corps sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps. His fame as a sniper and his dedication to long-distance shooting led him to become a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program. He was honored by having a rifle named after him: a variant of the M21 dubbed the Springfield Armory M25 White Feather, for the nickname "White Feather" given to Hathcock by the NVA.

Carlos Norman Hathcock
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Hathcock in November 1996
Nickname(s) "White Feather"
Born May 20, 1942
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Died 22 February 1999 (aged 56)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1959–1979
Rank USMC-E7.svg Gunnery Sergeant
Unit 1st Marine Division insignia.svg 1st Marine Division
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Awards Silver Star ribbon-3d.svg Silver Star
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation ribbon.svg Navy Commendation Medal
Purple Heart BAR.svg Purple Heart

 

 

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