September 8th, 2016, 10:15 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
I'm glad I never had to do that.
It is a terribly hard job without the shooting.
Serious arduous training on cover, concealment, etc. Marksmanship just a part of it.
I never actually saw a sniper, but I was not around US troops very much.
I had a scrounged MID that I never used. It got blown up by 155 fire misdirected by a temporary firebase nearby one night.
Killing the enemy, calling airstrikes or artillery never concerned me-just the idea od popping off an unsuspecting guy is troublesome.
That said, I would have done it opportunity considered.
Today's computor game kids are fascinaed by snipers and if you read other boards there is always somebody about 12 wanting to know how to become one.