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#8632117 - 02/28/14 Obituary for Richard Culver  
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Richard Culver and Culver's shooting pages, were/are really something. I did have the honor of corresponding once in a while with richard and Gloria. The obit. says some of his story.
If I can say it, as I am not a marine, Semper Fi:
May the valkyries take you in their arms and deliver a warrior to odin's halls. Rest in peace, Dick Culver:
A Warrior Passes

Major Richard O. Culver, Jr. USMC (Ret)
April 9th, 1936--February 24th, 2014

Major Richard O. Culver, Jr., USMC, (Ret) known to all as “Dick”, passed on to Sky Six on Monday evening, February 24th, in Cour d’Alene, Idaho. Dick was often known as “the Jouster” because he fearlessly addressed any topic, whether military or political, with gusto. He and his wife, Gloria, hosted the website “Culver’s Shooting Page--Gun Talk”, and served as the Sniping/Countersniping contributing editor to Soldier of Fortune.
Dick had the distinction of being the first child born on Alcatraz Island (4-9-1936). His father was a lieutenant in the guard section, and he and his wife lived in the family quarters on the island. His father, LtCol. Richard O. Culver, USMC (Ret), was also a Marine, and fought in the “Banana Wars” and served in China. Dick enlisted in the Marines at age 17 and after his enlistment attended college at Virginia Military Institute (1954-58) majoring in physics. After graduation he received a commission in the Marine Corps. A Force Recon Marine, his later combat experience occurred in Vietnam where he served as a company commander in an infantry battalion. While serving as skipper of H Co., 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines in Vietnam, Dick was awarded the Silver Star for actions that occurred on July 21st, 1967 during a firefight with a North Vietnamese Army company. Dick exposed himself to fire several times, rallied his Marines, coordinated fire and medevacs, called in artillery and air support, and forced the enemy to break contact after suffering numerous casualties.
After Vietnam, it was decided to form a permanent Scout/Sniper program in the Marine Corps instead of losing the skills as had happened after past wars when sniper programs were disbanded as soon as the war ended. Major Culver helped form, and commanded, the first USMC Scout-Sniper Instructor School, formed at Quantico. His senior NCO was famed Marine Corps sniper GySgt Carlos Hathcock. Also playing a key part in the organization and logistics of the school was Major E. James Land, who is now Executive Secretary of the NRA, and served as Hathcock’s commander in Vietnam when Land established the 1st Marine Division Sniper School near Da Nang.
Major Culver is survived by his wife, Gloria, of Cour d’Alene, and his son James R. Culver of Dothan, Alabama. Dick will be sorely missed by all.
Internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.



Craig Roberts
LTC, USA, Ret.
USMC, RVN 1965-66


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#8632185 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: RoninPhx]  
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RIP; good man.

#8632218 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: GunGeek]  
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Rest In Honored Peace Major Culver


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#8632229 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: RoninPhx]  
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Next to the dump that Del Shan...
I didn't know Dick but it sounds as though he made a great contribution to this great country. Thank you for your service sir.

RIP Major.

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#8632236 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: hillbillybear]  
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Sad day Dick was a one of a kind ,Rest In Peace Sir!

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#8632576 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: HankStone]  
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May he RIP


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#8632813 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: Oldman03]  
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dick was fairly prolific in writing, if interested go to this link and a lot of his stories are listed:
http://www.jouster.com/jouster_tales.html

this explanation of arab mentality i always thought was priceless:
http://www.jouster.com/camel_tales/saudi_mentality.pdf

i was thinking of posting this last week re the m16, this is part one, you can get part two at the above address:
http://www.jouster.com/saga_of_M16/saga_of_the_m16_part_1.pdf
edited to include part two on the m16: http://www.jouster.com/saga_of_M16/saga_of_the_m16_part_2.pdf

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#8632888 - 02/28/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: RoninPhx]  
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May he rest in peace.

Ed


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#8666835 - 03/10/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: RoninPhx]  
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Originally Posted by RoninPhx
dick was fairly prolific in writing, if interested go to this link and a lot of his stories are listed:
http://www.jouster.com/jouster_tales.html



Thanks for posting this up!! He was prolific at writing and I have enjoyed reading some of his articles listed at his website. I passed along the M16 links to some friends of mine who are Vietnam vets....they will be able to relate to that information.

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#8666842 - 03/10/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: XPLRN]  
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Quite a resume. I certainly didn't know all that. RIP!


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#8666849 - 03/10/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: navlav8r]  
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Rest in Peace.


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#8667596 - 03/11/14 Re: Obituary for Richard Culver [Re: RoninPhx]  
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From the "Arab" link....

They tell the story of the Israeli and Arab tank that collided over a sand dune during the Yom Kippur War. The Arabs are reputed to have climbed out of their tank with their hands in the air crying “we surrender, we surrender,” while the Israelis grabbed the back of their necks and yelled “whiplash, whiplash” …perhaps it is simply the nature of the beast...?? Ah well.

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