12/12/2017 – An interview with Master Sgt. Eric R. England, Vietnam War veteran and U.S. Marine sniper with 98 confirmed kills (2nd highest Marine sniper of the Vietnam war.
He was born on December 8th, 1933 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1950. By 1952, he was a Nationals rifle shooting champion, and in 1968 a long-range champion. During his illustrious career as a competitive shooter, he also earned the LEECH CUP (oldest competitive shooting trophy in the U.S.).
He served in the Vietnam War in I Corps. A book, “THE PHANTOM OF PHU BAY”, was written about him during this period and details many of his incredible skills. After the war he continued his career in the Marine Corps and retired as a Master Sergeant having served 24 years.
He’s a cousin of Marine Major Edward James Land (the father of the MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER program).
He’s one of America’s top snipers of the Vietnam War:
*Chuck Mawhinney 103 confirmed
*Eric England 98 confirmed
*Carlos Hathcock 93 confirmed
US ARMY SNIPER
*Adelbert Waldron 109 confirmed