CNN reported this morning in their eight o’clock hour that former Navy SEAL and author of “American Sniper”, Chris Kyle, was killed on a Texas gun range yesterday, along with another unnamed man.
At first, one would think it was a horrible accident, but as the rest of the story unfolded, it seems that Kyle, 38, had taken a former Marine to a shooting range, southeast of Dallas, to practice. That warrior turned his gun on Chris Kyle and the unidentified man.
Navy SEALS are typically not “famous” outside of their own circle of operators. But Kyle wrote the book ‘American Sniper’ highlighting his tours in Iraq at the height of the war. He was the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S. military.
Kyle revealed on an episode of Conan O’Brien that the Iraqis had a $20,000 bounty on his head.
An unnamed Navy SEAL once told this Examiner, “Chris was always in the right place, at the right time.”
What most non-military people will remember Chris Kyle for is his spot on the NBC short series “Stars Earn Stripes”. Celebrity stars were paired with real commandos in various paramilitary competitions. Chris Kyle and Dean Cain ultimately came in third.
The details are sketchy this morning as more news hits the airwaves, but the military community is rocked to its core over this murder. How ironic that one chapter in Kyle’s book is called “Evil in the Crosshairs.”
The National Military Examiner publishes military and military-related content from around the world that often misses mainstream media, including all troop losses.
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