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Old 02-18-2012, 04:46 AM   #21
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What, are we going to skip mine now?

c3, yours was John Sedgwick. A US General during the Civil War. He said those words just before a Confederate Sniper picked him off. I guess he spoke too soon.

EDIT: Dang it, ropin beat me too it.

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Here's an easy one. He wrote my favorite book.

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Served with the USMC in the 1st Marine Division during Vietnam. Used both a M2 Browning and a Winchester Model 70 30-06 to get 93 confirmed kills.
Gunny Hathcock!
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Gunny Hathcock!
Bingo.

I can't guess yours, do you have some more info?
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Ya. He was in that mess in Mogadishu. Served as a Navy SEAL on team six. Has some memoirs worth checking out.

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Gunny hathcock it us told in the teams legends to have taken over a week to crawl 300 yards, and take a kill shot on a vietnamese general. So I've been told.

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That would be Howard Wasdin.



In 1809, he killed a French General and a Trumpet Major at 600 meters with a Baker Rifle. (this rifle was designed to shoot out to 200 yards. It was expected to have a one in three chance at hitting a man at 100 yards. This man hit his targets at a distance that was more then 6 times that, twice!)

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That would be Howard Wasdin.

In 1809, he killed a French General and a Trumpet Major at 600 meters with a Baker Rifle. (this rifle was designed to shoot out to 200 yards. It was expected to have a one in three chance at hitting a man at 100 yards. This man hit his targets at a distance that was more then 6 times that, twice!)
Nailed it! I heard them interview him on the radio the same week bin laden got his. Total and complete badass. Got his book last summer, read it in 2 days. Never been sucked into one like that. Not even by Lonesome Dove.
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British Rifleman Thomas Plunkett (Peninsular war) – shot French General Colbert and one of his aides at a range of between 200 metres (219 yd) and 600 metres (656 yd) using a Baker rifle.[59]

Another Wikipedia quote. It's easier than typing.

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British Rifleman Thomas Plunkett (Peninsular war) – shot French General Colbert and one of his aides at a range of between 200 metres (219 yd) and 600 metres (656 yd) using a Baker rifle.[59]

Another Wikipedia quote. It's easier than typing.
Yep, you forgot to add another pic though.
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