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13 Cent Killers: The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam

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“Its 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

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The author of "Operation Tuscaloosa" traces the history of the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon in Vietnam--of which he was a member. This highly specialized unit recorded the highest number of kills during the entire Vietnam War. Because of their success, the Viet Cong placed a bounty on their heads. 8-page photo insert. Original.

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John J. Culbertson served with the 2/5, 1st Marine Division, at An Hoa, Vietnam, from December 1966 to July 1967. He completed 1st MarDiv Sniper School in Da Nang and was wounded in action, earning three Purple Hearts. John Culbertson presently heads the Youth Development Tae Kwon Do Academy in Oklahoma City. He is a 5th degree black belt master.

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Robert Schindler, November 11, 2011 (view all comments by Robert Schindler)
The author has a story to tell, but unfortunately it looks like he is telling it from a 9th grade perspective. Between the poor writing style and his repeated political rants, it is difficult to follow the history of the events he relates. In spite of that, this childish prose is a valuable historical addition to the history of the conflict in Vietnam. And of course, the old cliche, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good war story" probably applies.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345459145
Editor:
Evans, Christopher
Author:
Evans, Christopher
Author:
Culbertson, John J.
Author:
Various
Author:
John Culbertson
Publisher:
Presidio Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
Military - World War II
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
34 / Sep. 2002
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.90x4.20x.81 in. .32 lbs.

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"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
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Operation Tuscaloosa" traces the history of the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon in Vietnam--of which he was a member. This highly specialized unit recorded the highest number of kills during the entire Vietnam War. Because of their success, the Viet Cong placed a bounty on their heads. 8-page photo insert. Original.
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