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Adelbert F. Waldron III,
Born: March 14, 1933
Died: October 18, 1995
Notable because: Highest sniper kills in Vietnam. Second highest in US Military. Had 109 confirmed kills to his credit, including a 900 meter kill of a Viet Cong sniper from a moving Riverine Boat on the Mekong River using a M-21 7.62mm Sniper Rifle.
Sgt Adelbert F. Waldron, was a United States Army sniper serving during the Vietnam War (9th Infantry Div.) who is little known, but who currently holds the second highest number of confirmed kills for any American sniper in history; 109.
The legendary Carlos Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills, Chuck Mawhinney had 103- both were members of the US Marine Corps. However, despite both of them being fairly well known, Waldron is all but unheard of. Waldron also was one of the few two time recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross, both awarded for separate actions in 1969.
He is buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California, Columbarium A (shelter F), Court B, Row B, Site 37.
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