A Sniper In The Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967 by John CulbertsonA Sniper In The Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967 by John Culbertson

A Sniper In The Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967

byJohn Culbertson

Mass Market Paperback | March 26, 1999

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"Morning was always a welcome sight to us.  It meant two things. The first was that we were still alive. . . ."

In 1967, death was the constant companion of the Marines of Hotel Company, 2/5, as they patrolled the paddy dikes, mud, and mountains of the Arizona Territory southwest of Da Nang. But John Culbertson and most of the rest of Hotel Company were the same lean, fighting Marines who had survived the carnage of Operation Tuscaloosa. Hotel's grunts walked over the enemy, not around him.

In graphic terms, John Culbertson describes the daily, dangerous life of a soldier fighting in a country where the enemy was frequently indistinguishable from the allies, fought tenaciously, and thought nothing of using civilians as a shield. Though he was one of the top marksmen in 1st Marine Division Sniper School in Da Nang in March 1967--a class of just eighteen, chosen from the division's twenty thousand Marines--Culbertson knew that against the VC and the NVA, good training and experience could carry you just so far. But his company's mission was to find and engage the enemy, whatever the price. This riveting, bloody first-person account offers a stark testimony to the stuff U.S. Marines are made of.
John J. Culbertson served with the 2/5, 1st Marine Division, at An Hoa, Republic of Vietnam, from December 1966 to July 1967. Mr. Culbertson served as a Marine Rifleman, MOS 0311, on Operation Tuscaloosa. He completed 1st MarDiv Sniper School in Da Nang, where he earned the secondary MOS 8541. He was wounded in action and earned three ...
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Title:A Sniper In The Arizona: 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines in the Arizona Territory, 1967Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 6.87 × 4.17 × 0.59 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0804118701

ISBN - 13:9780804118705

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A former U.S. Marine and three-time winner of the Purple Heart graphically recounts his service as an expert marksman in Vietnam in 1967 as part of Hotel Company, survivors of Operation Tuscaloosa. Original.