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The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper

Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman with Donald A. Davis

St. Martin's Press

Jack Coughlin is the Marine Corps’ top-ranked sniper, the man who personally brings America’s military muscle to the enemy’s front door. In twenty years of active service, he has accumulated one of the most impressive records in the Corps, ranging through many of the world’s hot spots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom alone, he recorded at least thirty-six kills, thirteen of them in a single twenty-four-hour period.

In Shooter, Coughlin has written a highly personal story about his deadly craft, taking readers deep inside an invisible society that is off-limits to outsiders. This is not a heroic battlefield memoir, but the careful study of an exceptional man as he carries forward one of the deadliest legacies in the U.S. military.


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Chapter One 
Touch of an Angel
 
At another time, on another battlefield, my radio call sign had been “Gabriel,” because the archangel and I have a lot in common. Legend says Gabriel’s trumpet will sound the last judgment. I do the same sort of thing with my rifle.
 
In 1993, I was the sergeant in charge of a Marine sniper section with Task Force Somalia, and on the evening of January 6, General Jack Klimp barked, “Gabriel, the 10th Mountain CP [command post] says they are under attack. Grab a couple of your boys and go check it out.”
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“[Jack Coughlin] is one of the best snipers in the Marine Corps, perhaps the very best.”---Peter Maas, war correspondent and bestselling author of Love Thy Neighbor

 

“Coughlin is less concerned with his tally than with the human values of comradeship and love.” ---The Washington Post

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  • Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman with Donald A. Davis

  • Gunnery Sergeant Jack Coughlin served with the Marines during the drive to Baghdad and has operated on a wide range of assignments in hotspots around the world.

     

    Captain Casey S. Kuhlman left the Marines after the Iraq War. He is now attending Vanderbilt University Law School.

     

    Donald A. Davis is the author of fifteen books, including four New York Times bestsellers. His Web site is www.authordonaldadavis.com.

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