Remembering A Legend: Deadliest Marine Sniper Dies

By Daniel Walker | May 4, 2024

Vietnam

Chuck Mawhinney, a Marine Corps veteran who became the deadliest sniper in that branch's history during the Vietnam War with 103 confirmed and 216 probable kills, has died at age 75.

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Mawhinney attended sniper scout school and was deployed to Vietnam in 1968, where he primarily used a Remington M40 rifle from 300-1,000 yards away.

Legendary

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One legendary engagement saw Mawhinney kill 16 enemy soldiers crossing a river in a single volley of headshots on Valentine’s Day 1969, intimidating the rest to withdraw.