Carlos Hathcock Biography
Birthday: May 20, 1942 (Taurus)
Born In: Little Rock, Arkansas
Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock was a famous ‘US Marine’ sniper, who claimed to have killed over 300 enemy personnel during the Vietnam War, of which 93 kills have been officially confirmed. He was known as “Gunny” and “White Feather Sniper.” He started hunting with a .22-caliber ‘JC Higgins’ single-shot rifle, at the age of 12. He wanted to be a ‘Marine’ and enlisted in the ‘US Marine Corps’ at the age of 17. In his early career, he won the prestigious ‘Wimbledon Cup’ for long-range shooting. He was deployed in Vietnam as part of the military police and was soon recognized as a skilled sharpshooter. Subsequently, he was made a sniper. In one of his most spectacular encounters, he shot a North Vietnamese sniper through his own sniper scope. This made him a legend in the war zone. He had to be evacuated from the battlefield during his second tenure in Vietnam, after sustaining serious burn injuries while removing fellow ‘Marines’ from a vehicle that had gone over a mine. He was instrumental in establishing the ‘Marine Corps Scout Sniper School’ and continued to give expert advice to the police department and specialized units after his discharge.