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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Army sniper programs, and the generals to whom they reported. By the time the United States went to war in Southeast Asia, technological advances in weapons had made it possible to place a fully automatic rifle in the hands of every American infantryman, and the firepower of fully automatic “rock and roll” insude in the expenditure ofrounds of ammunition for every enemy body.
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I just watched the sniper show snipere History Channel, and your story was absolutely inspiring. Dale Singer rated it it was ok Dec 25, I have read a number of CMOH citations, and while all of them are impressive, I have seen few that showed the numerous, effective and deliberate actions that were so clearly self sacrificing.
Snipers in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning. Snipers in Vietnam Col. For all the years of our friendship and sips of terrific whiskey and conversation in Alaska,and seeing you occasionally in eastern oregon over the years, barely 4 years after this unbelievable and extraordinary experience, not hardly a whisper of this experience was ever discussed.
Thanks, Bob Forster, Capt. I enlisted in the Army and served from Feb 73 to Feb He is a brave soldier and a genuine hero. It was a gross injustice to overlook your barvery and valor under such overwhelming odds. I sat watching the segment about you and Mr. After an interview to confirm that I had shot expert in basic, I went to Da Nang for sniper training.
Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam by Michael Lee Lanning
If we do not elevate heros like yourself, how can we crksshairs expect future generations to know what is possible. A Turning Point [Illustrated Edition]. Most were under m not over.
And yes, the story is true.
Major Kelly Owen Carl Boian. The book contains a decent amount of detail, could contain more first person recounts though in my opinion, already has a lot though.
The book happens to throw a lot of facts at readers ;however does not give them context in place of the conflict, if you do not have extensive knowledge of Vietnam not much will be gained from reading the book. There is a nice little photos section that shows all the discussed gear in use and at rest. Water, some C rations, weapons-cleaning gear, and a lightweight camouflage poncho liner rounded out my equipment load.
A War of Their Own: As for the BN. 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.
Ivy Books- History – pages. According to Lieutenant General John H. Lieutenant General Bernard William Rogers. You are a true hero. You are a I repeat a real life heroe. You are an inspiring man.
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You viftnam absolutely correct, sir. Mark rated it really liked it Apr 20, The review must be at least 50 characters long. Such was the capability of our best sniper. I will also contact my senator — this has to be done Larry from Missouri. Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam However the Ed Eaton story, is without doubt an epic tale of heroism and selfless bravery, it simply gave me goosebumps.
There have been sharpshooters and snipers ever since the advent of firearms. Even though policy eventually caught up with practicality and snipers received official sanction and support, what became the war”s most efficient “weapon systems” was ultimately the direct result of the individual men behind the scopes. I had the same question about what happened next.
I spent all my time except for the above training in the 82nd Airborne Division. I salute you sir. Believe or not, people can commit great acts of heroism and live to tell about it! In the military in Vietnam, it took some hours of special training to produce a sniper.
You deserve the MOH, no question about it.