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Chris Mark in the National Review (Smearing Snipers) January 16, 2015

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COBRAI was asked to write a review of the movie American Sniper.  The National Review asked for a ‘sniper’s’ perspective on the movie.  I asked if I could write a larger piece on how snipers are maligned as ‘hate filled killers’ and ‘murderers’.  I am excited that I was given the opportunity to tell a story that is not often told.  I am grateful to the National Review for providing the opportunity to give insight into the dangerous job of being a sniper.   The name o the article is “Smearing Snipers; What Many Americans Don’t Get About Our Warrior Elite”  If you are so inclined, please consider donating to the R&S Foundation.   We are a group of volunteer former Reconnaissance Marines and Scout Snipers who work to support our brothers in need.  You can donate here.  Thank you for anything you can give!…


1. Bonnie Harris - January 19, 2015

Thank you for service and dedication to your profession and this country.
I’m not sure if the movie Shooter resembled how a real sniper is trained or works but I was astounded at the detail it includes to pro form this job. I’m looking forward to seeing American Sniper mainly because I love all things related to men in combat.
A friend recently saw it and told me that it was sad, I told her that I could understand that because taking a life is hard until you recognize that if not their life then the thousands that suffer if they lived. Remember : bad
Things happen to bad people
Thank you again and God Bless you all

Chris Mark - January 19, 2015

Thank you for the kind words Bonnie!

2. Chris Mark - July 2, 2015

Reblogged this on Global Security, Privacy, & Risk Management and commented:

Someone called me out for ‘not finishing SEAL training’ (I was injured and discharged on a disability)..I am still proud to be able to say I was an Active duty Marine Corps Scout/Sniper and Recon Marine…BUDS didn’t work out as I was hurt but at least I got a Combat Action Ribbon (CAR) as a Marine…;)

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