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Brenda Spencer: Cleveland Elementary School Shooting

On January 29, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer killed two people and wounded nine when she fired on San Diego's Grover Cleveland Elementary School with a .22-caliber rifle from her family's house across the street. The two victims were Principal Burton Wragg and custodian Mike Suchar. Eight students and a police officer were wounded. Spencer, the original high-school rampage, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:28:22+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Carlos Hathcock: United States Marine Corps Sniper

Long before Chris Kyle penned "American Sniper," Carlos Hathcock was already a legend.He taught himself to shoot as a boy, just like Alvin York and Audie Murphy before him. Carlos Hathcock dreamed of being a U.S. Marine his whole life and enlisted in 1959 at just 17 years old. Hathcock was an excellent sharpshooter by then, winning the Wimbledon Cup shooting championship in 1965, the year before he would [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:37:41+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Thomas Plunkett: A Pattern for the Battalion

The 95th was one of the most prolific regiments to leave us with many accounts of its actions through the memoirs and diaries of the men who served in it. One name above keeps cropping up; Thomas Plunkett. Born in 1785 in Newtown, Wexford, Ireland, and like many of his comrades in the 95th, he served in the local Militia. Described by Edward Costello as ‘a smart, well-made fellow, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:37:19+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, Renaissance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Soviet Girl: Roza Shanina WW 2 Deadly Sniper

Soviet girl, Roza Georgiyevna Shanina was born in the village of Yedma, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Russia to longer Georgiy Mikhailovich Shanin and milkmaid Anna Alexeyevna Shanina. After completing elementary school in Yedma, soviet girl Shanina studied at a middle school at the nearby village of Bereznik. In 1938, she walked 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the city of Arkhangelsk, Russia to continue her education. In the same year, she joined All-Union [...]

By | 2017-10-30T08:02:29+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures, World War II|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Vasily Zaytsev: Hero of The Soviet Union

Vasily Zaytsev grew up as a peasant in the Ural mountains and lived the normal life for one brought up in such circumstances. Hunting and shooting wolf and deer to survive, he went on to become one of the most famous Soviet snipers during World War Two and Hero of the Soviet Union. Vasily Zaytsev joined the Navy in 1937and was posted as a clerk to the Vladivostok area where [...]

By | 2017-12-16T17:58:26+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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