Friday, March 25, 2022

Meet Adelbert Waldron, The Deadliest Sniper Of The Vietnam War

During his single deployment in Vietnam, Staff Sergeant Adelbert F. Waldron III made 109 confirmed kills in just six months, making him the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S. Army.

Adelbert Waldron preferred working in the shadows. During the Vietnam War, he became the conflict’s most prolific sniper while fighting in the dense jungle as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. And after returning home, he didn’t discuss his record-breaking 109 kills.


  1. Talk about a dream job... Man, rifle, unlimited ammo and a paycheck to boot.

  2. What did we do with their snipers and sappers? All the way with LBJ!

    How can you shoot women and children? Don't lead them as much.

    Chickens almost home. Add in the abortions. Yes, hurt is coming, o land of wings that the rivers divide, terrible from the beginning.

    Stefan v.

  3. If this US Army sniper got 109 kills and US Marine Carols Hancock got 130, then this guy is the ARMY's deadliest sniper while the US Marine got more kills and is a bit more deadly. No?

    1. Not sure where you came up with 130 for Mr Hathcock. Everything I've read and can find now says 93.

    2. The 93 is confirmed kills. Hathcock's total kills are probably a lot higher he never said how many as far as I can find out.

  4. It's not as glamorous and fun as they make it sound.
    Original Grandpa

  5. Success as a sniper is dependent upon the enemy sniped as well as training. Although a bit prejudiced toward American snipers in Vietnam vs Iraq and Afghanistan, it's a harder job than basic 11B work. All aspects of field craft that are necessary and which must be put into use ... Very, very few people have those abilities.

  6. It was my understanding that the title was held by Chuck Mawhinney.


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