A Marine's Story: Master Sergeant Eric Roy England

Born on April 15, 1933, in Blairsville, Georgia, Master Sergeant Eric Roy England joined the Marine Corps early at 17.

He was an avid shooter. He trained hard, winning national competitions in long-range shooting, including the Leech cup.

Deployed to Vietnam for the Vietnam War, Master Sergeant Eric England would go down in history as one of the top snipers of the war, with 98 confirmed shots.

Master Sergeant Eric England also served as a weapons tactic instructor.

Retiring from the Marine Corps in 1974, he returned to the Appalachians of his youth, spending his time hunting, fishing, and watching NASCAR.

Master Sergeant Eric England died on April 7, 2018, and rests in Arlington Cemetery.


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