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Gregory Gieske

After crawling through grass and brush toward their target, a sniper team from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-36 Infantry Division, attached to the 3rd Infantry Division, set their sights on their target during a two-week training school where U.S. Soldiers trained Iraqi army special forces at the Al Kindi Iraqi army base in Mosul, Iraq.
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WarrGon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I recently playing a game Sniper.Ghost.Warrior2.
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CloudRid3r Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Nice photos, brings back memories.
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B4Sniper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This was one of my soldiers on my sniper team. A great guy and one hell of a soldier. One Shot One Kill!!!
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delmagni-momentis Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
One Shot, One Kill !
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting that the barrel hole isn't a perfect circle...
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DarkaDarka00 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Its the angle of the picture cause the illusion of a distorted circle effect.
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Nocturnal-Link Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you view a circle from any angle it should still look flush... I think the barrel just has an imperfection in the lower right section. It's slanted, not curved... if it was from the viewing angle, the top right section would look slanted as well.
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Neyuu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   Digital Artist
It just looks like a lighting issue, to me.
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DarkaDarka00 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Apparently your ability to see circles far surpass mine ha!
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CrematedMan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Writer
Beautiful
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retrieved-fiend Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic photo with awesome foreshortening.

Thanks for all these, it's a great reminder of the men and women serving.
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Tehmaster31 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Artist
What gun is it? It looks like it shoots a .308...
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DarkaDarka00 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is either an SR-25 or a M110 both are semi automatic guns that do fire the .308 (if i remember correctly) the only way i could tell you if it was either the SR-25 or the M110 would be to see the design of the magazine catch.
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sandman110 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Nice Shot . Great vegetation! Former long gun myself two fun tours in Mosul!
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militarynut2010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
these guys are how you know you are screwed when on the terrorist side.
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grim-vi-iii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
ooooh! Is that the SR-25 or the M-101? either way its awesome!!!!!!~ :headbang:
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DarkaDarka00 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would have to see the side of the gun to tell. >.>
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grim-vi-iii Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
That would be awesome :happybounce:
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aspirin111 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Grass? In Iraq?
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gohannie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
awesome
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HollowFiend Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist
"Reach out and touch some"
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Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Digital Artist
yeah, great pic.! :clap:
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LukiraShingurae Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Great shot!
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JURDGLIUSI Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I dont want to get in his crossheir....
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stratman50th Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Photographer
Reach out and touch someone! ;)
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stratman50th Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Photographer
LOL, I just read =DJAnt1320's comment after I posted. See how long that saying has been around!
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Priest119 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Smile for the sniper.=D
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Dudels Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Oooh shit O_O
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Objecht Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I love it! =)

Intense foreshortening!
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Nassiel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
AMAZING!!! Truly amazing! Wow, good job :)
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DJAnt1320 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
We codenamed the sniper attached to my tactical unit, "Ma Bell."

A few of us were sitting around and discussing each of our active squad's 'job descriptions' and someone said it...

We all laughed and when he was asked where the heck that came from he said, "No where; I just made it up, cause THAT's the bitch that'll reach out and touch someone!"

From then on, everyone in the OSK list (One Shot Kill - literally the best of the best: top 5% LRS of all branches) got tagged with that moniker.

We started giving out the 80s 'Bell Labs' technicians ' patches out.... Even since I've gotten out, I think I've come across 5 or 6 of them.

I guess SOMEONE's still keeping the joke alive.
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vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
That's freaking awesome. Are you still on active duty?
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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D300
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1/400 second
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F/5.0
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 17, 2007, 12:08:46 AM

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