It's no small note that Whitman's end was made possible by those on the ground who provided cover fire to allow the entry team access to the tower. Without that fire who can say how much longer the situation would have dragged out.
In regards to the idea that he wasn't incapacitated from ground fire is a shame but the slats in the parapet he was using gave him the superior position. I doubt any of the on hand rifles used were of the kind we think of today for precision shooting. The fact he wasn't incapacitated from the ground fire isn't hard to believe given the facts of his setup. His position could really only be taken from behind or above.
Out of curiosity what was the size of the gong used for the ~180yrd shots - with Wolf ammo that's good?
As an aside did you observe any increase in the accuracy of those using 5.45x39 or decrease in the Krink style rifle?
"If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful."
"Me? I think all of that is a load of gun school crap. I train and teach to shoot them to the ground. Beginning at the chest I shoot a burst to the chest and run the line up til I get to the face. Winning their hearts and minds....Suarez style."