Timothy L. Kellner is an U.S. Army sniper with 139 confirmed kills and a large amount of unconfirmed. He follows in the path of renowned sniper such as Carlos Hathcock and Chuck Mawhinney, but much like Adelbert Waldron he is mostly unheard of. He is better known for his role as the partner of several more well known snipers. He was an avid hunter growing in the small town of Ischua, New York. Kellner joined the U.S. Army in 1996. Unlike most snipers he is known for his long range marksmanship, but better known for his fieldcraft and ability to hide. In November 2003 he was seriously wounded from an IED in Iraq. He was a celebrated hero returning home. Kellner continues to work with the sniper community today.
Kellner is featured in the book Kill Shot: The 15 Deadliest Snipers of All Time, written by Charles Stronge, where Kellner's background as a hunter is credited with enhancing his natural skills.
Early life and military career
Growing up in the rolling hills of western New York State, Kellner honed his shooting skills that he put to use when he joined the U.S.Army in 1996. Kellner was involved with Operation Iraqi Freedom tallying up an impressive list of confirmed as well as unconfirmed kills, as much of his activity took place in an urban setting where often it was not possible to confirm the kill shot.
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