13 Cent Killers - John Culbertson

13 Cent Killers

By John Culbertson

  • Release Date: 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Military
We rated this book with: 5/5 stars

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“It’s not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head.”

In 1967, a bullet cost thirteen cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam author John J. Culbertson, a former 5th Marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young Americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate Tet battle for Hue in early ’68.

In spotter/shooter pairs, sniper teams accompanied battle-hardened Marine rifle companies like the 2/5 on patrols and combat missions. Whether fighting their way out of a Viet Cong “kill zone” or battling superior numbers of NVA crack troops, the sniper teams were at the cutting edge in the art of jungle warfare, showing the patience, stealth, combat marksmanship, and raw courage that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon in the Vietnam War. Harrowing and unforgettable, these accounts pay tribute to the heroes who made the greatest sacrifice of all–and leave no doubt that among 5th Marine snipers uncommon valor was truly a common virtue.

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More Reviews

  • Great book!

    By Jslice87
    Excellent book, with lots of detail and great first hand accounts of the war. The amount of detail is amazing and puts the reader right there in Vietnam.
  • Missing something

    By millisice
    Talks endlessly about everything but the core subject. Repeats the same stories several times.
  • Skip it

    By Bobby hill mcgraw
    This is more like a college essay where the student just rambles and repeats information to reach a certain amount of words.

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