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RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« on: February 17, 2024, 01:40:20 PM »
"a fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi"

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2024, 02:04:15 PM »
Had never heard of him. Your link prompted me to join fox news so I found another story about him:
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2024/02/16/marine-corps-deadliest-sniper-charles-chuck-mawhinney-dies-at-75/
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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2024, 02:09:33 PM »
Had never heard of him. Your link prompted me to join fox news so I found another story about him:
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2024/02/16/marine-corps-deadliest-sniper-charles-chuck-mawhinney-dies-at-75/
He was quite a guy, talked with him at the ShotShow a few years ago. He talked about the time he took out 12 or so NVA's crossing a river with his M-14 with a Star-light scope.
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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2024, 02:27:47 PM »
Had never heard of him. Your link prompted me to join fox news so I found another story about him:
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2024/02/16/marine-corps-deadliest-sniper-charles-chuck-mawhinney-dies-at-75/
He was quite a guy, talked with him at the ShotShow a few years ago. He talked about the time he took out 12 or so NVA's crossing a river with his M-14 with a Star-light scope.

That's pretty neat that you got to talk to him.

When I was a little kid I had an uncle that was at Normandy, I spent quite a bit of time around him and he used to tell me stories about the war in Europe, I've remembered most of those stories, sadly he is also gone too, passed away a several years ago.

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2024, 03:55:47 PM »
“ The men who saved the world are disappearing fast”
Amen to that!!

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2024, 09:01:59 PM »
Had never heard of him. Your link prompted me to join fox news so I found another story about him:
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2024/02/16/marine-corps-deadliest-sniper-charles-chuck-mawhinney-dies-at-75/
He was quite a guy, talked with him at the ShotShow a few years ago. He talked about the time he took out 12 or so NVA's crossing a river with his M-14 with a Star-light scope.

The river crossing story, with the horrific night vision optics they had is an eye opener.
RIP Charles, you have inspired a generation of snipers.
Thank you for the our service!

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2024, 09:26:19 PM »
Had never heard of him. Your link prompted me to join fox news so I found another story about him:
https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2024/02/16/marine-corps-deadliest-sniper-charles-chuck-mawhinney-dies-at-75/
He was quite a guy, talked with him at the ShotShow a few years ago. He talked about the time he took out 12 or so NVA's crossing a river with his M-14 with a Star-light scope.

That's pretty neat that you got to talk to him.

When I was a little kid I had an uncle that was at Normandy, I spent quite a bit of time around him and he used to tell me stories about the war in Europe, I've remembered most of those stories, sadly he is also gone too, passed away a several years ago.

The men who saved the world are disappearing fast!
please share when you get a chance. These stories shouldn't fade away with our generation.

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2024, 10:00:26 PM »
Charles "Chuck" Mawhinney was one of the most lethal snipers of the Vietnam War with 103 confirmed kills. In a particularly daring engagement, Mawhinney stopped a Viet Cong assault by hitting 16 headshots in 30 seconds at night in bad weather.
Mawhinney was operating out of a base near Da Nang in what the U.S. military called, "Arizona Territory." A large North Vietnamese Army force was spotted moving its way south towards the U.S. base, but a monsoon shut down air support. So, Mawhinney volunteered to cover a river crossing where the force was expected to march
Mawhinney left his sniper rifle at the base and moved forward with an M14 semiautomatic rifle and a Starlight scope, an early night-vision device.

The sniper and his spotter positioned themselves overlooking the shallowest river crossing. A few hours later, the NVA appeared
A single scout approached the river first, but Mawhinney waited. When the rest of the NVA began to cross the river, Mawhinney kept waiting. It wasn't until the men were deep into the river that Mawhinney began He engaged the enemy at ranges from 25 to 75 meters, nailing one man after the other through the head. As he describes it,
The two Marines then hastily fell back as the NVA tried to hit them with small arms and machine gun fire.

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2024, 05:37:05 AM »
There's a video interview out there somewhere with him telling the story. I've seen it, pretty compelling. He describes the setup, tactics and downfall of his equipment.

« Last Edit: March 02, 2024, 05:26:26 PM by ASHQUACK »

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Re: RIP Chuck Mawhinney
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2024, 04:56:20 PM »
What a loss.   

Rest in peace.   
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