Were there snipers in Vietnam?

Who was the deadliest sniper in the Vietnam War?

Charles Benjamin “Chuck” Mawhinney (born 1949) is a United States Marine who holds the Corps’ record for the most confirmed sniper kills, having recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 probable kills in 16 months during the Vietnam War.

Did the Vietcong have snipers?

Apache (1936 – 13 November 1966) is the name of a female Viet Cong sniper and interrogator known as “Apache”, because of her methods of torturing US Marines and ARVN troops and letting them bleed to death.

Who was the deadliest sniper in US history?

U.S. Marine Sniper Carlos Hathcock might be the most famous sniper in American culture. He fought in Vietnam, where he earned the name “White Feather” for the feather he reportedly kept in his bush hat. Hathcock was already a distinguished shooter before he became an incredibly efficient sniper.

How many US soldiers died of snake bites in Vietnam?

The United States Archives and other sources suggest that between 25 and 50 American soldiers a year were bitten by snakes during the war in Vietnam. Some 10,786 American soldiers died of non-combat causes, including 9,107 by accidents and 938 due to illness.

What caliber did Vietnam snipers use?

M21 Sniper Weapon System

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Rifle, 7.62 mm, Sniper, M21
In service 1968–present
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Wars Vietnam War Laotian Civil War Cambodian Civil War Sino-Vietnamese War Cambodian–Vietnamese War Sino-Vietnamese conflicts Soviet–Afghan War 1982 Lebanon War Iraq War (Limited use)
Production history

Who is the deadliest soldier in the world?

Military snipers

Name Lived Active
Carlos Hathcock 1942–1999 1959–1979
Simo Häyhä 1905–2002 1939–1940
Musa Herdem 1987–2015 2006–2015
Matthäus Hetzenauer 1924–2004 1943–1945