|Adelbert F. Waldron III|
March 14, 1933|
|Died||October 18, 1995
|Buried at||Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California, U.S.|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Navy
United States Army
|Years of service||1953–1965 (U.S. Navy)
1968–1970 (U.S. Army)
|Unit||9th Infantry Division, Army Marksmanship Unit|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Cross (2)
Bronze Star (3)
Presidential Unit Citation
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. Although little known, until 2011 Waldron held the record for confirmed kills by any American sniper in history at 109. Although U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle later acquired more confirmed kills, Waldron worked in a jungle environment where target opportunities were less commonplace, whereas Kyle worked in a target-rich urban environment where the rules of engagement were more lax.
- In 2011 U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was credited with 160 kills.
- Carlos Hathcock (United States Marine Corps) had 93 confirmed kills
- Eric R. England (United States Marine Corps) had 98 kills
- Chuck Mawhinney (United States Marine Corps) had 103 kills.
- Longest recorded sniper kills
- Simo Häyhä, the record-holder for any major war with 505 confirmed kills.
- Fredriksen 2010, p. 306
- snipercentral.com (2010). "The Sniper Log Book". snipercentral.com. Archived from the original on 2 May 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
- Kirchner 2009, pp. Contains a long chapter revealing little known details of Waldron's life.
- MilitaryTimes Hall of Valor: Adelbert F. Waldron
- Sgt Adelbert F Waldron, III at Find a Grave
- Buiso, Gray (January 1, 2012). "Meet the big shot – SEAL is America’s deadliest sniper". New York Post. Retrieved 2012-01-03.
- Fredriksen, John C. (2010). The United States Army: A Chronology, 1775 to the Present (2010 ed.). ABC-CLIO. ISBN 978-1-59884-344-6.
- Kirchner, Paul (2009). More of the Deadliest Men Who Ever Lived (2009 ed.). Paladin Press. ISBN 978-1-58160-690-4.
- "Little Known Sniper" (website) accessed 18 August 2010 http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/archive/index.php/t-2178.html