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Old 7 July 2017, 22:39
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Name that Sniper legend....

Who can ID this legendary sniper? He is shown in his natural habitat in a bar with a beer in his hand.
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Old 7 July 2017, 23:02
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Chuck Mawhinney?
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Old 7 July 2017, 23:36
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Looks young, but, England?
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Old 8 July 2017, 07:07
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John Denver?
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Old 8 July 2017, 08:08
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Old 8 July 2017, 08:29
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Sharky's being pretty liberal with his "legendary" status. That's me, circa 1995 or so. I guess he went in the wayback machine to find that picture.
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Old 8 July 2017, 11:07
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Looks like you might be growing out a porn stash, but what do I know... :D
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Old 8 July 2017, 14:50
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Gsniper!

oh wait did someone already get it?

(just kidding - but you totally are a legend around here bro, go with it!)
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Old 8 July 2017, 21:59
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Hahaha..... Yeah 95 sounds about right. I think that was taken in "The Rock". I don't remember for sure but I think Susan B took that pic with my camera. Very good memories.

As far as legend status..... You did stand up one of the best Sniper courses on the planet. I don't know of any other school that combined all the best parts of Benning, SOTIC and the USMC courses into a single course.
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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
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Old 9 July 2017, 11:45
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Amazing we made it with ADSW guys like you Starcluster! Talk about herding cats...
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Old 9 July 2017, 11:48
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By the way, I was just holding that beer for Gooch while he hit the latrine.

Good times those. The decades are rolling by.
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Old 9 July 2017, 14:28
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On a serious note. When we were running our own course, before we had to get in line with Fart Benign, I think we had the best product of all of the Division level schools out there. Maybe not better than SSIS or SOTIC ut I wouldve put them up against a USMC Division grad or Benning.
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Old 9 July 2017, 14:44
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Heres an article I wrote about us back then. Pictures are kind of goobered up.

https://southerncrossmarksmanship.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/not-your-basic-weekent-warriors.pdf
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Old 9 July 2017, 19:44
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On a serious note. When we were running our own course, before we had to get in line with Fart Benign, I think we had the best product of all of the Division level schools out there. Maybe not better than SSIS or SOTIC ut I wouldve put them up against a USMC Division grad or Benning.

Speaking of Sniper legends....
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Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul.
-Invictus
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Old 17 July 2017, 19:52
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Old 7 January 2018, 20:32
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Man, this is messed up. I just realized I posted a pic of myself in the fishing thread, in 2018, in the same fucking shirt I was wearing in this thread, circa 1995. I am a time traveler. At least my clothes are anyway.

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Old 7 January 2018, 21:54
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Damn, G... just get youself a photogenic snuggie and call it a day
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Old 7 January 2018, 21:56
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Man, this is messed up. I just realized I posted a pic of myself in the fishing thread, in 2018, in the same fucking shirt I was wearing in this thread, circa 1995. I am a time traveler. At least my clothes are anyway.
There isn't a single thing wrong with that. It just took that long to get broke-in right. Some clothes are just that way....
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Old 7 January 2018, 21:58
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I've never been one to quit on a garment just because it has a few decades on it.
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Old 8 January 2018, 20:14
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