• 13 Cent Killers

  • The 5th Marine Snipers in Vietnam
  • By: John J. Culbertson
  • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-14-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 (125 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

It's not easy to stay alive with a $1,000 bounty on your head. In 1967, a bullet cost 13 cents, and no one gave Uncle Sam a bigger bang for his buck than the 5th Marine Regiment Sniper Platoon. So feared were these lethal marksmen that the Viet Cong offered huge rewards for killing them. Now noted Vietnam author John J. Culbertson, a former 5th Marine sniper himself, presents the riveting true stories of young Americans who fought with bolt rifles and bounties on their heads during the fiercest combat of the war, from 1967 through the desperate Tet battle for Hue in early '68.
In spotter/shooter pairs, sniper teams accompanied battle-hardened Marine rifle companies like the 2/5 on patrols and combat missions. The sniper teams were at the cutting edge in the art of jungle warfare, showing the patience, stealth, combat marksmanship, and raw courage that made the unit the most decorated regimental sniper platoon in the Vietnam War. Harrowing and unforgettable, these accounts pay tribute to the heroes who made the greatest sacrifice of all.
©2003 John J. Culbertson (P)2003 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dave on 01-13-10

Very Interesting

This is a good "read." It does take a strange turn, but all in all it has a lot of great info on the subject.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 10-08-07


The story was OK. It was kind of short and in a few places, the sotry conradicted itself. Mostly when talking about weapons and what was being used. However, all in all it was OK.

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