February 22, 1999
Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock died. Born in North Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1942, he is believed to have attained the highest number of recorded kills in the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. Known to his fellow soldiers as “Gunny,” Hathcock had ninety-three confirmed kills as a sniper during the Vietnam War. Others have had more confirmed kills, but his recorded total is estimated to be more than 300. He was also instrumental in establishing the Marine Corps Scout/Sniper School at Quantico, Virginia, and helped plan its syllabus. He is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia.