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13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam

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“It’s not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head.”

In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam author John J. Culbertson, a former 5th Marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young Americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate Tet battle for Hue in early ’68.

In spotter/shooter pairs, sniper teams accompanied battle-hardened Marine rifle companies like the 2/5 on patrols and combat missions. Whether fighting their way out of a Viet Cong “kill zone” or battling superior numbers of NVA crack troops, the sniper teams were at the cutting edge in the art of jungle warfare, showing the patience, stealth, combat marksmanship, and raw courage that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon in the Vietnam War. Harrowing and unforgettable, these accounts pay tribute to the heroes who made the greatest sacrifice of all–and leave no doubt that among 5th Marine snipers uncommon valor was truly a common virtue.

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A former sniper with the 5th Marine Regiment Shiper Platoon chronicles the exploits and experiences of the platoon in Vietnam, from 1967 through the desperate Tet offensive in 1968, describes the tactics, expertise in jungle warfare, and unique skills that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon of the war. Original.

Synopsis:

It's not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head.

In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307414335
Subtitle:
The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
John Culbertson
Author:
John J. Culbertson
Author:
Culbertson, John J.
Subject:
History : Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
History : Military - Weapons
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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History and Social Science » Military » Vietnam War
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Product details 288 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307414335 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A former sniper with the 5th Marine Regiment Shiper Platoon chronicles the exploits and experiences of the platoon in Vietnam, from 1967 through the desperate Tet offensive in 1968, describes the tactics, expertise in jungle warfare, and unique skills that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon of the war. Original.
"Synopsis" by , It's not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head.

In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam

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