Inside the Crosshairs Snipers In Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Inside the Crosshairs has 95 ratings and 3 reviews. Stephen said: A decent book, discuss snipers throughout history,although mostly focuses on Vietnam. Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam, by Michael Lee Lanning, Ballantine Publishing Group, New York, , $ There have been sharpshooters and.

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Aces Against Japan II. I was honored to witness first hand the dedication and bravery of so many magnificent young men.

Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

I think the vc get a raw deal in all the movies and documetaries. Most had done a lot of game hunting before joining the corps. To Hanoi and Back. Of all these adjustments and changes during the war, one of the most effective, and certainly the most economical, was the use of individual marksmen known as snipers. Marksmanship in the New World. The Marines fielded their first sniper teams in Vietnam in October ; the army, a bit slower, did not begin in-country sniper training until the spring of You and Hackworth are both heroes and both deserve the Medal of Honor and I cannot believe you were not decorated for your amazing act of courage and self sacrifice not to mention skill.


Most were under m not over. I enlisted in the Army and served from Feb 73 to Feb I will reference your story when the topics of bravery and courage are discussed. The ”bolt rifle,” as we called the Remington, was a great weapon.

Lieutenant General John J. A Civilian’s Guide to the U. Jul 29, Pages.

Lieutenant General Stanley Robert Larsen. Ed Eaton and went through high school with him. Please prove me wrong. Lanning gives all of us a simple context within which to view this effort- the origin of today’s sniper tradition. I wore camouflage utilities made up of a pattern of shades of green, tan, and black along with a soft-brim boonie hat and the issue jungle boots.

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And we all owe our freedom and way of life to you, and men like you, who have given everything to preserve it. Ed, I commend you on your heroism.

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Thank you for adding your comments to this page and stating what happened after the incident in the Mekong Delta. The Destruction of the Crossshairs Torpedo Squadrons.


Waldron III, who had confirmed kills to his credit. Lam Son [Illustrated Edition]. I have known Mike Perkins personally for the last 15 years. If he has been overlooked in this respect, perhaps this is a case that should be pushed for a high -ranking award, DSC at a minimum.

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Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning

Snipers in Vietnam Col. US Navy Aircraft Carriers — It had a lieutenant commander, a platoon sergeant, an armorer, and twenty-eight snipers organized into fourteen two0man teams.

Me and one Marine from Connecticut frosshairs a surfer from California were the only ones not from the South or the western mountain states. John rated it liked it Jul 29, I reconfirmed my zero with three or four shots and then packed up my rucksack for the mission.

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