On My Command - Unleash Hell - US Army vs. VC Sniper

#5
In Hollywood they call it the Stormtrooper effect. Great photos but probably totally ineffective
As with 'Luke the Gook' at Khe Sanh, described in Despatches. Luke retired into his 'spider hole' when hell was unleashed and would sit out the automatic fire, artillery and bombing. When it all quietened down he'd pop up and fire off a single round, which invariably caused casualties.

"The guy would stand up from behind a rock and blow off a clip from his AK47 on full-auto"

Obviously a highly-trained sniper.
Daily Mail readers may think so.
 
#6
As with 'Luke the Gook' at Khe Sanh, described in Despatches. Luke retired into his 'spider hole' when hell was unleashed and would sit out the automatic fire, artillery and bombing. When it all quietened down he'd pop up and fire off a single round, which invariably caused casualties.

Daily Mail readers may think so.
I seem to remember that Luke the Gook didn't cause casualties, so when they didn't hit him they weren't too worried because if they did he might be replaced by someone who could shoot?
 
#13
I recall a similar incident recounted in a book of a VC sniper picking off US Marines on Hill 55 near Da Nang. But in that instance it was met by one Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock with a single 30-06 round from a Winchester 70. It had a verifiable effect. No need for the light show.
 
#16
How long before a dozen or more 60 something vietnamese blokes put their hands up ALL claiming to be the guy they were shooting at?

Fantastic pics though.

I'd like to see a pic of what the base looked like - ie what sort of target it actually presented- on a normal exposure it looks lit up like a christmas tree, but of course tracer,and flares, are going off left right and centre
 
#18
So er.....did they hit him?
They did in the article that I READ!. (Well, found a blood trail... hmm?) ....and while we're at it, I bet there aint many on here who wouldn't have cabbied off at that hill, especially as it was probably part of the base fire plan with extra ammo lovingly collected and prepped, readyfor the big show....just like Nov 5th.
 

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