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America lost one of its many great protectors. RIP Chris Kyle
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Couldn't believe this when I read it! One of the best American soldiers in history gunned down by someone he was trying to help. Sad day for our military. Stunned by the way it happened.
I worked with Chris on many projects. He was a true patriot with very deep convictions. He will be missed.
One of the best, if not best, snipers in American history. He deserved way better than that...I hope they put the guy away for a long time.
This really is terrible. This country has no respect anymore for the men who put their lives on the line for our freedoms, which is disgusting. The admiration that Americans should have for these men should be far greater than that of what our society gives so-called "role models".
This is just another incident in a long line of events that doesn't make sense. Just to name a few; Chris Kyle being murdered, over 20 of the Navy seals involved in the assassination of Bin Laden being killed since that operation and the the gun maker in Georgia as well as the creator of Noveske rifles also being murdered in a short time. None of this seems to make sense especially in such a short period of time.
You're pretty off base here. He was killed by another veteran with a history of mental illness. I agree that veterans don't get nearly enough respect but it's not really relevant to this topic.
This is a hard one to learn about and thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention Lucky! I had to the privilege to get to know Chris when I attend one of his classes at Craft a few years back. He is a true American and loved this Country and his family tremendously. His legacy will live on for many many years and his wife and kids have a lot to be proud of, but sadly it all ended way too soon.
Rest easy now brother....your hard days are now over!
This quote I think sums up best how Chris truly lived his life.....
"Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
and robs the spirit of its vision.
When your time comes to die,
be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
to live their lives over again in a different way.
Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home."
He was a hell of a sniper. I was in Ramadi at the same time he was and everyone was talking about what a beast he was. In fact, I don't know if he was in Fallujah when I was there but I wouldn't be surprised. We had some awesome support from guys like him. Shame he is gone. Hero.
Could you explain? Didn't know anything about that!
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
His book "American Sniper" was excellent. This is a terrible way for his story to end.
1960 Les Paul
Agreed, great book!
Also, is there any truth to what the other poster said about 20 of the seals in the OBL raid being killed?
Just to point out....guy killed in GA was not a gun maker. His name was Keith Ratliff and was the GM of FPSRussia, a popular gun review channel on YouTube. John Noveske was killed in a single car accident, not yet ruled a homicide. With these two deaths happening within days of eachother some do speculate they both were murdered. Two very outspoken individuals who strongly opposed the AWB.
As for the 20 Seals you mention that have died since the death of bin laden, there were only 3 on that helicopter that crashed involved in the raid. I know that for a fact. And no Chris Kyle wasn't involved in the raid (for those confused about that)
I have no idea. The first I've heard about it was earlier in this thread.
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