Top 5 American Snipers #4

     Chuck Mawhinney

Charles Benjamin "Chuck" Mawhinney (born 1949) is an Oregon-born American who served in the United States Marine Corps as a sniper during the Vietnam War. He holds the record for the most confirmed kills by a USMC sniper, having recorded 103 confirmed kills and 216 "probable kills" in his 16 months of action.


Charles Benjamin Mawhinney
Nickname(s) Chuck
Born 1949 (age 65–66)
Lakeview, Oregon
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1967–1970
Rank Sergeant
Unit 5th Marine Regiment HQ
Scout Sniper Platoon
Battles/wars Vietnam War
Other work U.S. Forest Service, Public speaker