Carlos Hathcock

Born May 20, 1942

Carlos Hathcock was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant sniper with a service record of 103 confirmed kills. Hathcock's record and the extraordinary details of the missions he undertook made him a legend in the Marine Corps. His fame as a sniper and his dedication to long distance shooting led him to become a major developer of the United States Marine Corps Sniper training program.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Carlos Hathcock.


1942 Birth Hathcock was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on May 20, 1942. … Read More


1959 17 Years Old Hathcock dreamed of being a Marine throughout his childhood, and so on May 20, 1959, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.


1962 20 Years Old Hathcock married Jo Winstead on the date of the Marine Corps birthday, on November 10, 1962. … Read More
1965 23 Years Old Land later recruited Marines who had set their own records in sharpshooting; he quickly found Hathcock, who had won the Wimbledon Cup, the most prestigious prize for long-range shooting, at Camp Perry in 1965. … Read More
1967 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After the arduous mission of killing the NVA officer, Hathcock returned to the United States in 1967.
1969 27 Years Old 1 More Event
He missed the Marine Corps, however, and returned to Vietnam in 1969, where he took command of a platoon of snipers.


1975 33 Years Old In 1975, Hathcock's health began to deteriorate, and he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. … Read More


1999 57 Years Old Hathcock died on February 22, 1999, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from complications resulting from multiple sclerosis. … Read More
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