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Carlos Hathcock

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Carlos Norman Hathcock
Place Of Birth Arkansas
Served 1959 - 1979
Rank Gunnery Sgt.
Wars Vietnam
Awards Silver Star & Purple Heart

Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Norman Hathcock II was a USMC sniper with a service record of 93 confirmed kills and more than 300 probable kills during the Vietnam War. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps.

Hathcock also used a M2 HMG .50cal with scope to take out a Vietcong over 2,000m away, earning him the longest kill record, although this was broken in 2003 by a Canadian sniper and MacMillan TAC-50 rifle. He died in 1999 after suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.