American Sniper



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Christopher Scott Kyle was born and raised in Texas and was a United States Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He was known as America top sniper. He had 160 confirmed kills but had 255 claimed kills. A claimed kill refers to a shot where the round hits the target, but cannot confirm the kill. Chris Kyle served four tours in the Navy Seal, latest tour was Iraq. What Chris did for this country, he had been awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. While he was in Iraq, the insurgents called him the “Devil of Ramadi” and offered a bounty for his head. In a funny twist, they displayed pictures of him around the local area with the bounty but it was a picture of another sniper! He was shot twice, and was involved in six IED attacks. After leaving combat duty, Kyle became chief instructor training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Chris had to make a decision on family life or the military. He had a kids that he did not know very well as he was overseas constantly. This also put pressure on his marriage, so he decided to leave the SEALS and was honorably discharged in 2009. When he came back to United States to be with his family, he was struggling with civilian life, he started a security company called CRAFT and wrote the New York Times bestselling book, American Sniper. Unfortunately Chris Kyle and his neighbor Chad Littlefield was murdered at a shooting range by a US military veteran, former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, who Kyle and Littlefield was trying to help on February 2, 2013 at the Texas gun range. Which Routh turned his gun on his two mentors. “His legacy is not one of being the most lethal sniper in United States history,” McEwen said. “In my opinion, his legacy is one of saving lives in a very difficult situation where Americans where going to be killed if he was not able to do his job.”

I feel the military should invest in helping veterans who has Post-traumatic stress disorder and find a way to treat it to make the mental disorder go away. Especially with all the veterans that are coming back and if they get post-traumatic stress disorder we need to treat them before it takes over, our veterans. All i want to say is Rest In Peace Chris Kyle , you will never be forgotten, for serving our country and helping veterans who are in need for help.