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Nickname(s)  "Bert"
Battles and wars  Vietnam War
Name  Adelbert Waldron
Battles/wars  Vietnam War

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Born  March 14, 1933Virginia, U.S. (1933-03-14)
Buried at  Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California, U.S.
Service/branch  United States Navy United States Army
Years of service  1953–1965 (U.S. Navy)1968–1970 (U.S. Army)
Awards  Distinguished Service Cross (2)Silver StarBronze Star (3)Presidential Unit Citation
Died  October 18, 1995, California, United States
Place of burial  Riverside, California, United States
Unit  9th Infantry Division, United States Army Marksmanship Unit
Similar People  Chuck Mawhinney, Carlos Hathcock, Simo Hayha, Frank Lubin, Lorenzo Tucker

Allegiance  United States of America

Adelbert F. "Bert" Waldron III (March 14, 1933 – October 18, 1995) was a United States Army sniper who served during the Vietnam War with the 9th Infantry Division. Until 2011, Waldron held the record for most confirmed kills by any American sniper (109 confirmed kills).

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Birth and parentage

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Adelbert was born 14 March 1933 to Adeline Baxter Waldron and Adelbert F. Waldron, a parking lot operator, detective agency employee, fireman and school bus driver in Syracuse, New York. He had two sisters.

Career

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Prior to his time in the Army, Waldron spent 12 years in the US Navy. As a member of the 9th Infantry Division, he was assigned to PBR boats patrolling the Mekong Delta, at one point making a confirmed kill from a moving boat at 900 yards. He set his record of 109 kills in just 8 months. After leaving Vietnam he was assigned as a marksmanship instructor at Ft. Benning, GA but left the Army in 1970.

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Waldron was one of the few two-time recipients of the Distinguished Service Cross, both awarded for separate actions in 1969. In addition to these he was awarded a Silver Star, multiple Bronze Stars, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

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Waldron is buried in Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.


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