Originally Posted by nitrogg
this is good reading and very interesting but what i would like to know is; has anyone writing on this subject been thru army sniper school or have been a army sniper in combat except me? i can say that any sniper that has his book full is screw up for life as far as phsyc go's plan on logging lots off time at the va hospital
I looked at your profile and it says that you were 5th SFG in Vietnam, yet you entered service in 1974. Even if you joined SF on 1 Jan 1974, how on earth did you make it through SF school/ sniper school in time to be in Vietnam by the evacuation of Saigon in April of 1975. Of course, I suppose it doesn't matter since ALL of the US combat forces were out of Vietnam by the end of 1972 and 5th SFG was back at Ft Bragg by March of 1971.
Of course, as you should know, SF personnel may be sniper qualified, but they are not snipers in the sense of say, the Marine Corps scout snipers. That's not the types of missions they did regularly in Vietnam. Something just doesn't seem "right" here, I smell b******t.