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tomrommel122 May 2020 1:12 a.m. PST

In "full metal jacket" Dorian Harewood plays Eightball a member of Jokers squad and Animal Mother's closest friend. A sniper shoots him repeatedly in an attempt to lure the others into the open, before killing him.

More here:https://wargamesgazette.com/2020/05/22/eightball/

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 3:51 a.m. PST

She is one heck of a sniper too…..armed with an AK47 or Chinese Type 56, that is remarkably good long range shooting!

Bismarck22 May 2020 11:59 a.m. PST

Deadhead,
Can you spell "troll"? That is what lights my fire when some fine individual as yourself makes comments as that. Once again, I am very, very, very glad you are across the pond. Do not think our meeting would be pleasant. Even though it was a movie… you complimented the sniper? Fine thing that you were comfortably safe in your college environment, forming your opinions via television and newscast and now your authoritative opinions and photos.

Done with you, fella

Sam Lemonds

Wolfhag22 May 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

S/F Bismarck,
Here is how the Marines really took care of VC female snipers:
link

Wolfhag

Bismarck22 May 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

Thomas,
I apologize for again hijacking your thread. This is a great job representing an African American figure during the war.
" Black" was the term of the day. Our friends and team mates of both races bantered "splib" or "chucky" in jest, without prejudice and for those of us who were very close, even as terms of affection. When those words were used, there was no racism intended, only respect. You who may challenge this, can simply ask us or get online and look it up.

Again, sorry for the detour. Darn nice figure.

Sam Lemonds

Bismarck22 May 2020 12:49 p.m. PST

Wolfhag,

My battalion operated nearby hill 55 three times, mid '68. Heard the legends, but never met him. Greatest injustice in Marine Corps history that he was discharged prior to his retirement. Be nice to have lunch someday. He never received the honor and credit he deserved.

Semper Fi, Brother

Sam Lemonds

Wolfhag22 May 2020 2:07 p.m. PST

Sam,
I'm pretty sure Hathcock got a medical. He was on an Amtrack when it hit a mine. He went back in multiple times to bring guys out and got very severely burned. I have the same type of Uniterl scope he used.

I'm in CA now but next summer I'll be in the Chattanooga area. Maybe we can get together with my son too. He was a Signals Operator with 1st Radio Bn, multiple tours including IA's. It looks like he's going back as a contractor soon.

I don't know if you heard about an Iraqi sniper the Marines trained about 5 years ago that turned Jihadi and killed a number of Marines, including a friend of my son. My son was part of the team tracking him but they could never pin him down for a drone strike. Last month he told me they finally caught up to him and he's KIA.

Wolfhag
0311

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2020 6:26 p.m. PST

Tom,

Good lookig minis. Can you id which Empress Minis are the FMJ minis?

Thanks!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 1:30 a.m. PST

Bismarck, I apologise (again) for any misunderstanding!

What I meant was the film "created" a truly remarkably skilled sniper….an impossible one. I certainly wasn't complimenting her. No way could she have been that accurate with the weapon she was using. That was no sniper's rifle.

I have been very reluctant to add any NVA figures to my collection on display, as I have said before. I only have five and really do not want any more frankly.

Uparmored In the TMP Dawghouse23 May 2020 6:22 a.m. PST

can't wait for Handjob to come out..

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