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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 9/7/2001 7:05:26 AM EST
I have a well read copy of Henderson's book and have heard there are several other books out there on Carlos. Anyone know what they are? Couple things about Henderson's book, it doesn't go in chronological order. When Hathcock and Burke were dueling with the NVA sniper, I read in Precision Shooting Mag I think, that Land was watching the whole episode from closeby. In the book it seemed like he stayed on Hill 55 till it was over. My hats off to anyone who goes to war or serves period! In 82 and 83 the Army wouldn't take me because of a high frequency hearing loss, (that's what happens when you don't wear ear protection) I did the MEPP's station twice and failed. (hated that bloomin nekkid duck walk they made us do) The USMC recruiter across the hall from my third Army recruiter said the Corps would take me but I was too much of a pussy to do that. I think I regret that decision sometimes.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:31:46 AM EST
The only other book I know of and have read is "Silent Warrior." Also by Henderson. Basically, it is a few more stories that were cut out of the first book. Not quite as good, but not too bad. It also covers Sgt. Hathcock's life after retirement up until his passing.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:35:27 AM EST
thank you.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 10:09:28 AM EST
White Feather, published by Iron Brigade Armory. Large format, and written in a different syle than "Marine Sniper".
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:09:52 PM EST
Things must have changed between 1969 and 1982 if the Army rejected you for hearing loss. They drafted me in 69 even though I've been totally deaf in my right ear and had only 80% in the left all my life. They weren't nearly as picky in 69, they just wanted live bodies.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:23:38 PM EST
Ronaldisimo "The Gipper" was building up the military. They were offering outrageous monetary incentives in the form of cash and for college. I just lucked in at the wrong time I guess. Wanted to be a medic.
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