Chris Mark in the National Review (Smearing Snipers) July 2, 2015Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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…;)
I 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!…