Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In Memoriam: Chris Kyle

On this day in 2013, Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling memoir American Sniper, was killed.  Kyle was shot by a former Marine whom Kyle had taken out to a shooting range to help the Marine work through his PTSD.

Credited with over 160 kills, Chris Kyle is considered the most lethal sniper in American military history.  His training and time as a US Navy SEAL, consisting of four tours overseas, were the foundation of American Sniper, which was later made into a movie starring Bradley Cooper.  He served in the Navy from 1999-2009, then spent the next four years living in Texas with his wife, Taya, and their two children.

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