We take a look at one of the pioneering scout and sniping units
Profile of a Sniper
Shughart and Gordon
‘I will not fail those with whom I serve.’ On October 3, 1993 members of the elite US Army rangers and SOCOM’s Delta Force executed a mission to attempt the capture of Gen. Mohammed Farah Aidid. The opposition was much larger and better organized then originally thought and the mission began to take a turn… Read more »
Carlos Norman Hathcock II
Carlos Hathcock is perhaps the most famous American sniper out there. Chris Kyle would probably be the only other sniper with as much notoriety. Much of his popularity is well deserved as his legendary exploits during the Vietnam war set him apart as perhaps the most pure of the successful snipers. By pure we mean… Read more »
Marie Ljalkova pictured above with an SVT-40 sniper variant.
Roza Shanina became famous in the Soviet Union during World War 2 not only because she was an accomplished female sniper, but also because she was beautiful as well.
Yelizaveta was one of the more famous female snipers with the U.S.S.R. during W.W.II. Over 100 confirmed kills.
Joseph Pilyushin was an accomplished sniper that fought for the U.S.S.R. on the Eastern Front up at and around Lengingrad which was his home before and after the war. At 38 years old, Joseph was quite old when he went off to war but had been in the civil defense forces before the war and… Read more »
We profile the legendary Finnish Sniper
Henry Louis Norwest is one of the most famous Canadian snipers in the First World War. Norwest was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, of French-Cree ancestry. In his nearly three years of service with the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the lance-corporal achieved a confirmed kill record of 115. Norwest is one of only about 830… Read more »
Adelbert F. Waldron III
An eclectic and proficient sniper from Vietnam