A Soldier's Story: Sergeant Adelbert Waldron

Sergeant Adelbert F. Waldron, also known as Bert, was born March 14, 1933, to Adeline Baxter and Adelbert F. Waldron.

He spent his childhood hunting around his hometown of Baldwinsville New York and could imitate many wildlife sounds perfectly.

Sergeant Waldron was enlisted in the US Navy from 1953 to 1965 and after a short break, enlisted in the US Army from 1968 to 1970.

Sergeant Waldron's military career is impressive, he held the record of best US sniper until 2011, he won two Distinguished Service Crosses, a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, and a Presidential Unit Citation.

He favored a suppressed rifle and often shot at relatively short (400 meters) distances.

Sergeant Waldron also taught at the Fort Benning Sniper School for a short time.

After he left service, he worked as a counter-sniper expert and firearms instructor for Mitchel Werbell's private training facility in Powder Springs Georgia.

He never wrote a book or gave interviews, so his actual persona is somewhat enigmatic. He died on October 18, 1995, in California.