Published on February 3rd, 2013 | by Navy SEALs5
Navy SEAL and American Hero Chris Kyle Killed
Today former Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.
Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the range where one of them snapped and killed Chris and his neighbor for reasons that remain unknown at this time.
Chris Kyle served as a sniper in the US Navy SEALs and is best known to the American public from writing his memoir, “American Sniper.” After his service, Chris ran a training program called The Craft. Although recognized as America’s deadliest sniper, Chris was known to friends as a very down to earth and humble man.
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How hard is it for an old veteran like myself to have to mourn the loss of one of America’s finest young heroes? Under the circumstances, harder than hard. How hard will it be for Chris Kyle’s family? Without question, much harder still.
We owe our military men and women, and especially our special operations warriors and their families. They are the point of the spear that is America’s military might and righteousness. They lead with their lives, in the fight to keep us free. It is a debt most of us cannot begin to calculate and today part of that debt has come due. These shadowy heroes, these covert SEALs, are unknown to most of us. They are a small, tight-knit brotherhood, largely unappreciated, especially in today’s anti-military, anti-America political climate. And they are grossly underpaid. I have no idea what kind of income Mr. Kyle’s book has brought him, but I am certain his family will need all we can raise for them, and for the family of his friend.
Let’s not get lost in the B.S that’s sure to pop up across the Internet. I strongly urge you to ignore the poor excuses for human beings who will speak badly of Mr. Kyle in particular, and our military in general. They will seek to bait you, to anger you, because they are empty holes in desperate need of attention. They are broken scraps of humanity not worth a single moment of the limelight they crave and hope to steal because they cannot earn it. Ignore them, if you can. The visibility we afford them cheapens his memory.
Better, I think, to spend our energies - and whatever money we can afford – appreciating, respecting and remembering all our Mr. Kyles, and trying to help their families. If nothing else, buy Chris’ book. It's a good read and royalties will continue to go to his loved ones. And watch, in the coming days, for other ways and places you can help.
America neeeds heroes and you guys are mine.
The only easy day was yesterday...
Navy SEAL, you will be missed.
Chris Kyle is a real Hero.
If you haven't, read his book, check out Youtube. He is a man who really cares about others and serving our country. Its what being Badass is all about. We are lucky guys like him are here to inspire us.
This Navy SEAL community seems to have a great abundance of them. Mark Devine shares a lot about how to become a better you. Its all right here in this website. Brandon Webb and Jack Murphy do the same at SOFREP, not to mention cutting through political B.S. to tell us the truth. Research Glen and Ty in Benghazi. They took care of others without even thinking twice. I will try that much harder to be a better American and a better person.
Chris Kyle, Rest in Peace