Arron Perry. Rob Furlong. Craig Harrison.
In researching the competition for who had the longest distance kill in military history, the majority of laymen would expect to see a Navy SEAL or a Marine heading the top of the list. A little research, however, shows the top three long-shot kills are Craig Harrison (United Kingdom), Rob Furlong (Canada), and Arron Perry (Canada).
The late Chris Kyle, of American Sniper fame, is eighth on the list. There is a South African Special Forces sniper that is sixth on the list whose name is withheld as is a Norwegian Army sniper.
Snipers operate under the motto of not boasting about their kills. In the defense of the top three snipers listed above, they have all been outed by the media or their own military. Harrison's name had been released after he made the record-setting kill and had to go into hiding. Furlong and Perry's had similar circumstances with the media after being investigated for conduct unbecoming.
This book will take a look at the feats the men above performed on the battlefield as well as the psychological toll that the sniper profession had on their lives.
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