Anton in Combat

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Anthony Ziuimmerman

Submitted: May 15, 2016

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Anton Piper was registering for his last semester in college.He decided to take marksmanship, just for fun.The next week classes started.On Tuesday,  Anton went to his 10:00 am marksmanship class.He and the others in class were introduced to the  M-16 rifle.They were taught how to break down the rifle and clean it, and then put the rifle back together again.Then they started shooting at the target which was 50 feet away.Anton, as it turns out, was a natural shooter, he immediately put 8 out of 10 shots in a 3 inch diameter bullseye.By the end of the semester he was putting 10 out of 10 in the bull.

On the last day of class the drill sargeant asked Anton if he was interested in joining the army and going to sniper school.Anton said yes.Two weeks later he was going to boot camp at  Fort  Leonard Wood, Missouri.Soon boot camp was over and Anton was going to sniper school.He learned to adjust his sniper scope and soon could put  10 out of 10 in a 3 inch bull at 100 yards.Joe then was placed on a plane to Vietnam.Soon he was out in the jungle looking for vietnamese officers.

One day in Vietnam,  Anton was humping down a trail when he heard a branch snap up ahead.Anton dove into some bushes and set up his scope on his sniper rifles for 200 yards.Soon a north vietnamese colonel came down the trail with his men.Anton lined up the shot, held his breath,  slowly let his breath out, and squeezed the trigger gently.The round went right into the chest of the vietnamese officer.  Anton then faded into the jungle and shot two more officers.He then hiked back to camp using a different trail.

After some time in the jungle,  Anton was awarded the Metal of Honor for having over 100 kills.He was then transferred back home to teach in sniper school.

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