|Navy SEAL Chris Kyle|
The most lethal sniper in American history, Chris Kyle, has been murdered in Texas while helping an ex-soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kyle and another man were shot and killed.
Chris was a former Navy SEAL and the bestselling author of the book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S.Military History.” He was killed at the Rough Creek Lodge gun range in Texas on Saturday.
The suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, allegedly stole Kyle’s car and fled the scene. He was captured by police after a pursuit and after he rammed a police vehicle. He will be charged with murder.
Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq. He also had 160 kills as a Navy SEAL, according to NBC DFW reports. According to the Stephenville Empire-Tribune, his longest successful shot was to take out an insurgent with a rocket launcher 2,100 yards away.
Kyle was also known for his confrontation with Jesse Ventura when he said he punched Ventura in the face.
Chris Kyle was married and the father of two.
When interviewed by Guns.com, here is what Kyle had to say about Obama's proposed gun control measures and other issues:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’s family, friends, and fellow warriors.
Charles M. Grist
Author of the award-winning book My Last War: A Vietnam Veteran’s Tour in Iraq