Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle was shot and killed along with a friend at a gun range in Texas while helping a former Marine with PTSD. The former Marine fled in Kyle's truck and was later apprehended.
Chris Kyle served as a sniper from 1999 to 2009 and did 4 tours in Iraq. His list of accomplisments include:
2 Silver Stars
5 Bronze Stars for Valor
2 Navy & Marine Achievement Medals
1 Navy & Marine Commendation
Over 150 confirmed kills (most in US history)
Instructor @ Craft Training firearm school
Author of best selling American Sniper book
Rest in peace brother... you are a true American Hero and you will be missed. He was scheduled to make an appearance this May at my LE/SRT training institute in MI.
A great tragedy. He died doing what he lived to do - helping his brother warriors.
Last edited by BigCityChief; 02-03-2013 at 02:30 AM. Reason: Typo
was it an accident, just along with a friend ,did that friend also get shot?
Chris and an undisclosed friend were both shot & killed by the Marine on a range in Texas. They were doing a "shooting therapy" session to help him cope with his PTSD.
Of all the things, over all the years in combat that could have ended his life.... it came from a senseless shooting.
I read his book when if first came out. May God keep his soul, may find peace, and may his family find comfort in their memories of him.
THIS is a MAN that deserves HERO status..... the problem with most of todays society is they consider sports figures and the next pop stars their heros . . imho Russ
Couldn't agree with you more. Very sad indeed.