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Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Sniper Chuck Mawhinney Passes

Legendary U.S. Marine Corps Sniper Chuck Mawhinney Passes

Very sad to share that Chuck Mawhinney passed away on Feb 12, 2024. For those who do not know, Mawhinney was the top U.S. Marine Corps sniper during the war in Vietnam. Mawhinney’s confirmed total was 103 over 16 months as a sniper, a period that spanned parts of 1967, 1968 and 1969. Mawhinney, who graduated from Lakeview High School in 1967, was a teenager for much of his service in Vietnam. For more than a quarter century, Chuck Mawhinney’s unprecedented record as a Marine Corps sniper in Vietnam was unknown, until his spotter wrote a book. If you would like to find out more about who he was as a person and his life, the 256-page book — “The Sniper: The Untold Story of the Marine Corps’ Greatest Marksman of All Time” — was released almost one year ago, in March 2023.

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