Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday Hero 10/27/2010

GySgt. Carlos Hathcock
GySgt. Carlos Hathcock
May 20, 1942 – February 23, 1999
U.S. Marines

Carlos Hathcock was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant 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.

You Can Read More About GySgt. Hathcock Here

You can watch an interview with Gunny Hathcock
and Here

I have to say that it's kind of sad that the best source of info I could find on Gunny Hathcock was on Wikipedia. There should be a lot more sites honoring this man.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Thanks to Christopher Lee for taking the time to gather these stories and sharing them with us!


Sarge Charlie said...

RIP Gunny, you did your part.

Bag Blog said...

You are right - more sites should honor true heroes like Gunny Hathcock. Thanks for sharing.

Mike Golch said...

The great part of the stories that Mr. Lee does comes from others willing to help him. I have sent a few suggestios to him.I feel that I need to honor those that have served and are sereving just as I was willing to serve as well. even though I never did anyting extra ordenary I was proud to wear the uniform of the USAF.

Coffeypot said...

I read the book, 'One Shot One Kill' about Hathcock's career. He was amazing and a hero. His hands were burn badly pulling men out of a track he was riding in. He hated riding in them but helped save some lives. He went on the win a Marine shooting match before his hands healed. They were bleeding when he accepted the 1st place trophy.