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Carlos Hathcock-- "He's the Elvis of snipers, the Yeager; he's Yoda." Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills during his two tours of duty; the actual count may be higher. Hathcock's unconfirmed kills are believed to be in the 100s. Nevertheless, his confirmed tally was so high that North Vietnam once put a bounty of 30,000 dollars on his head.

Carlos Hathcock, US Marine Corps, 93 confirmed kills in Vietnam. Established Scout-Sniper school for Marine Corps at Quantico.

The best sniper in history… If you haven't read about the Winter War, I definitely recommend doing it! It's fascinating. By the way, including the kills with his submachine gun, Simo Hayha's total kill count is up in the 700s.

(1969) 1st LT Sharon A Lane, U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve United States Army. She was killed by a North Vietnamese rocket on June 8, 1969 while attending to her patients at 312th Evac Hospital, Chu Lai, South Vietnam. Lt. Lane was the only American servicewoman killed as a direct result of enemy fire throughout the war in Southeast Asia.

Roza Shanina; (3 April 1924 – 28 January 1945) was a Soviet sniper during World War II, credited with 59 confirmed hits, including twelve snipers.

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Vietnam Wall Memorial print

Vietnam Memorial - we thank you! My dear friend, G.D.L.

Hamburger Hill. 23 Nov 1967, Dak To, South Vietnam. Hill 875 Casualty. Swathed in battle dressings, but still gripping his weapon, a wounded soldier of the 173rd Airborne awaits evacuation from Hill 875. American troops captured the summit of Hill 875 (and wondered why) climaxing the longest and costliest battle of the Vietnam war. The battle claimed the lives of 280 Americans and nearly 1400 North Vietnamese. © Bettmann/CORBIS

Chapelle was the first female war correspondent to be killed in Vietnam, as well as the first American female reporter to be killed in action. Chapelle was so admired by the Marines with which she was embedded that her body was repatriated with an honor guard of six Marines and was given full Marine burial.

VIETNAM HIDDEN PHOTOS An American F-105 warplane is shot down and the pilot ejects and opens his parachute in this photo taken by North Vietnamese photograper Mai Nam on September 1966 near Vinh Phuc, north of Hanoi. This photo is one of the most recognized images taken by a North Vietnamese photographer during the war. The pilot of the aircraft was taken hostage and held in a Hanoi prison from 1966 to 1973. (AP Photo/Pioneer Newspaper/Mai Nam)

“Joseph Ambrose, a then-86-year-old World War I veteran, attends the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982, holding the flag that covered the casket of his son, who was killed in that war.”

February 1974, Cambodia. Since the Lon Nol coup in March 1970, two groups are fighting for control - the Khmer National Armed Forces (FANK), supported by the USA, and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), pitted against the Cambodian People's National Liberation Armed Forces, (composed of Maoist nationalists and Khmer Rouge communists) supported by North Vietnam and the Vietcong. Young government soldiers observe the dead body of a Khmer soldier. Image by © Patrick Chauvel/Sygma/Corbis

With sniper fire still passing overhead, medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., treats a U.S. infantryman who suffered a head wound when a Viet Cong bullet pierced his helmet during a three-hour battle in war zone D, about 50 miles northeast of Saigon, June 17, 1967. Thirty-one men of the 1st Infantry Division were reported killed in the guerrilla ambush, with more than 100 wounded. (AP Photo/Henri Huet)

15 Oct 1967, Con Thien, Vietnam --- Picture shows Marines sitting on top of sandbag bunkers take a break to eat beans from a can, October, 15th, at the US Base near the DMZ which is the constrant target for Communist artillery. ~ Vietnam War

U.S. Army officer in Vietnam using a cigarette to burn leeches off his forearms, photograph by Larry Burrows.


A marine and his dog in Vietnam

Time Magazine, Vietnam War