Noted sniping authority and historian Maj. John L. Plaster has been working on a new book on sniping in World War I. Did you know American snipers were trained at both Camp Perry and Quantico? How were they trained? And what lessons did they bring back from the trenches of France?
About Major John L. Plaster, USA (ret.)
Major John L. Plaster, USA (ret.), is an authority on sniping and special operations and the author of eight books, including The Ultimate Sniper, the world’s most-used sniper training handbook. As a Special Forces “Green Beret” NCO, he served three years with the Vietnam War’s top secret covert operations unit, MACV-SOG, leading intelligence gathering teams deep behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia. Plaster was wounded once, decorated for heroism four times, and received a direct commission. Since 1983 he has instructed hundreds of military and police snipers. An inductee into the Halls of Fame for both the U.S. Army Special Forces, and the USAF Air Commando Association, Maj. Plaster has appeared in a dozen documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery Channel and British television, and continues to work on firearms-related research.
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