6Adelbert Waldron United States Army
At one point, United States Army sniper Adelbert Waldron held the most confirmed kills of an American sniper at 109. He was deployed in Vietnam and is considered to be one of the most accurate snipers in American military history. Indeed, in his memoirs from the Vietnam War, Col. Michael
Lee Lanning recounts being on a mission with Waldron, and describes just how accurate, and deadly he was with his rifle:
“One afternoon he was riding along the Mekong River… when an enemy sniper on (the) shore pecked away at the boat. While everyone else on board strained to find the antagonist, who was firing from the shoreline over 900 meters away, Sergeant Waldron took up his sniper rifle and picked off the Vietcong (sniper) out of the top of a coconut tree with one shot…”
Making this shot while on a moving boat in the middle of a wide-open river clearly demonstrates Waldron’s skill as a sniper. For both his accuracy, and his high number of confirmed kills, he remains one of the American Military’s most prolific snipers.