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Jack Coughlin
Born January 12, 1966 (1966-01-12) (age 44)
Nickname "Gabriel" (Callsign during time in Somalia)
Place of birth Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch USMC
Years of service 1985 - 2004
Rank USMC-E7.svg Gunnery Sergeant
Unit 3rd Battalion 4th Marines
Battles/wars Task Force Somalia
Iraq War
Awards Bronze Star (with V)

Jack Coughlin (born January 12, 1966) is a retired Gunnery Sergeant of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and is the author of the autobiographical book Shooter.



Coughlin's autobiography — Shooter — which recounted his military experiences in Iraq, written with Capt. Casey Kuhlman and Donald A. Davis, was published in 2005.[1]

He has written two other books with Davis:

  • Dead Shot. St. Martin's. 2009. ISBN 978-0-312-37912-4. 

See also


  1. ^ Coughlin, Jack; Kuhlman, Casey; and, Donald A. Davis (2005). Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper. St. Martin's Press. 


  • Coughlin, GySgt Jack and Kuhlman, Capt. Casey with Davis, Donald A., Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper, St. Martin's Press, 2005.

External links

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