Sniper students learn the finer points of hide and seek

By Lance Cpl. Roger L. Nelson |

Part three of fourMarines going through the Scout Sniper Basic Course participated in the individual stalking portion of their 10-week training, Oct. 13, at the Schofield Barracks East Range Training Area.“Our first stalk was about a nine hundred-meter stalk, and the terrain had a lot of trees and shrubs for the students to hide behind,” said Sgt. Michael A. McClay, chief instructor, Scout Sniper Basic Course. “The second stalk we did was from about seven hundred meters away. Although it was a

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Revolutionary War Sniper Timothy Murphy

This year on our Sniper Tuesday we will start from the Revolutionary War to Present.  Featuring different Snipers and what they have done.  Sit back and enjoy it!  Read below

Timothy “The Widowmaker” Murphy was the first sniper in history.  Revolutionary War General Daniel Morgan once said to Murphy,

“That gallant officer is General Fraser. I admire him, but it is necessary that he should die, do your duty.”

Murphy scaled a nearby tree, took careful aim at the extreme distance of 300 yards, and fired Continue reading