Lakeview, Oregon, U.S. Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney (born 1949) is a United States Marine who holds the Corps’ record for the most confirmed sniper kills, having recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills in 16 months during the Vietnam War.
What happened to Carlos Hathcock?
Hathcock died on February 22, 1999, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from complications resulting from multiple sclerosis. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.
What soldier killed the most?
Sgt. 1st Class Dillard Johnson is officially the deadliest American soldier and maybe the most humble with 2,746 confirmed kills. He fought as a commander of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle nicknamed “Carnivore,” during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
What rifle did snipers use in Vietnam?
The sergeant primarily waged war in Vietnam with one of the new M40 sniper rifles, a modified version of the Model 700 Remington 7.62mm bolt-action rifle that was first introduced in 1966. The early Marine Corps M40s were equipped with Redfield 3-to-9-power scopes. Mawhinney is the son of a World War II Marine veteran.
What rifle do scout snipers use?
Scout Snipers – Organization
A Scout Sniper team consists of : Scout Sniper Leader – typically equipped with a M40 or MK 11 Mod 0 rifle for taking out enemy personnel. He will also carry a high powered spotting scope. Scout Sniper – typically armed with a large-caliber anti-material rifle such as the M82A3 SASR.
What general did Carlos kill?
Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock is a legend of Marine Corps history. One of the most lethal snipers in history, he even repeatedly succeeded in killing snipers sent to hunt him. In one of his last missions on a tour in Vietnam, he crawled nearly two miles to kill a Vietnamese general and escape.