One thing to remember about Carlos and his time in theater was that he was operating in an extremely target rich environment….and he specifically did “chores” for the CIA like giving a particular frenchman who was working for the NVA to help torture and “interrogate” downed American airmen a dirtnap w. a 30-06 to the dome, as well as any other mission that required the U.S.’s best sniper at that time.
He was put in the position to be a winner far more than the avg. joe, and chose to win every damn time. That combined with by all accounts world class shooting ability, and ice cubes in his veins, made these unbelievable sniper kill/shots possible.
Men like Carlos don’t come around too often, I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Clause, or the Tooth Fairy… but sure as hell believe in Carlos Hathcock