In the United States Marine Corps, the most dangerous job in combat is that of the sniper. With no backup and little communication with the outside world, these men disappeared for weeks on end in the wilderness with nothing but intellect and iron will to protect them--as they would watch, wait, and finally strike.
But of all of the snipers who ever hunted human prey, one man stands above and beyond as one of the most legendary fighting men ever to pull a trigger…
That man was Carlos Hathcock.
In Marine Sniper, the true-life missions of United States Marine Corps sniper Carlos Hathcock were revealed in explosive detail. Now, the incredible story of a remarkable Marine continues—with harrowing, never-before-published accounts of courage and perseverance. These are the powerful stories of a man who rose to greatness not for personal gain or glory, but for duty and honor. A rare inside look at the U.S. Marine’s most challenging missions—and the one man who made military history.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5. I was in the Nam same time Hathcock was (me, 1 tour, U.S.A.), near same places. It was 40 years before I could see/read about Nam. Not "enjoyable" reading, but reasonable, realistic, maybe "dry", somber stuff which brought back memories, even though I wasn't in the Corps. "War is Hell"--Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman (....imagine fighting, killing, shooting at your (former/still) friends & relatives.) To some, sniping may be considered "less-than-fair". Not only is sniping something every enemy/army utilizes, but it's been a couple of weeks since we stopped wearing bright red, white & blue dress-up uniforms when we go about out killing-or-be-killed. Fair? Life isn't fair--write it down.
An Excellent Read
In his factual fiction book Silent Warrior, author Henderson does an excellent job of filling in the details not included in his early book on Carlos Hathcock titled Marine Sniper. I was particularly pleased to know that in the end Carlos was finally fully aware of all the honors he so deservedly earned and realized how many different lives he had touched with his valorous deeds. The legend of Carlos Hathcock sniper extraordinary will live on forever. In my own small way without openly naming names but by the main character's deeds I try to perpetuate it in my Kindle e-book short stories Ghost Sniper and Return of Ghost Sniper which some of you readers keyed in on quick quickly. May Carlos' legacy and proud marine tradition live on through many more lively Marine sniper adventures, if only in the world of fiction based on fact.
Robert F. Burgess
This is a sequel/follow-up to the original book "Marine Sniper - 93 Confirmed Kills" about Carlos Hathcock, a super-shot, authentic Vietnam hero, great patriot and one of our finest Marines. The sequel carries much of the interviewing and research by the author that didn't make it into the original epistle. The book also takes the reader into 'life after Vietnam' for Carlos, a lot about his family, and of course, his eventual death at age 56 because of multiple sclerosis. Carlos ended up with 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam as a scout sniper and 300 probable kills. He valued life and mostly for the protection of his fellow Marines - he felt that every enemy combatant he eliminated could no longer harm his 'grunts.' He completed some of the most difficult missions every assigned to a Marine - there is also information about his trainees and partners, and the many medals he won as a sharpshooter in competitions. As an additional and interesting segment, Henderson twice interviewed Viet...
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