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BAKER CITY — Chuck Mawhinney could not suppress a chuckle as he told the story about how his name wound up on the cover of a book.

It’s a rough noise, that chuckle.

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Chuck Mawhinney, 74, has the Marine Corps record for confirmed kills as a sniper, with 103. Mawhinney, who served in Vietnam in 1967-69 and has lived in Baker City since 1981, is the subject of a new biography, “The Sniper,” written by former Baker Valley resident Jim Lindsay.

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Robin Mawhinney looks through newspaper clippings about her husband Chuck’s experiences during the Vietnam War.

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Chuck Mawhinney of Baker City leafs through a copy of “The Sniper,” the book that chronicles his experiences as a Marine scout sniper during the Vietnam War.

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