Chris Kyle Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Chris Kyle can ideally be called as a Navy Seal and American Legend. His determination and effort in the United States Government left a mark even to the unknown. He was an American Sniper by profession. He was nicknamed as a ‘hate-filled killer, but in reality, he was an active defendant to innocent people. He didn’t care if you were an American or an Iraqi.
According to public sources, the only thing Chris hated was not to save his American brethren and any innocent civilian. His devotion to his comrade American troops was overpowering and fierce. On several occasions, he cautiously deposited his life in great danger for the sake of others. Protecting Americans was his driving chain.
Childhood And Early Life
Born on April 8th, 1974 in Odessa, Texas, United States, Chris Kyle was born to a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. He spent his childhood living on a cattle ranch. His father Wayne Kyle was a Southwestern Bell. In his teenage years, Chris loved everything to do with guns as well as writing and reading.
Just like his brother, Jeff and his father Chris loved to hunt. He loved to hold an air rifle together with his friends. At the age of 8, Kyle was given a Springfield life as a gift from his dad. As he grew up with target knowledge, his father bought him a shotgun. He took the opportunity and learned to hunt quails, deer, and pheasants.
Besides being a hunter, he was a remarkable sportsman. In his high school days in Midlothian, he participated in football and baseball. He also loved to fight as well as help others, which is something he learned from his dad. The most exciting thing about his childhood days is that he liked to abide by his father’s rules.
Being a natural born Texan, Chris Kyle lived a cowboy life. He learned to ride a rodeo back after high school. He later moved to Tarleton State to study, but it didn't end up well due to fights and more fun. He opted to go back to his Texan lifestyle.
During his Tarleton State visit, Chris Kyle happened to meet with a Navy recruiter. His dream in life was to get a Special Forces kind of job and not a military one. In the process, he found out about the SEAL. He tried to sign up but was underpinned only because of the pins that he had in his arm.
Luckily Chris was called back and was offered a chance to try the BUDS category. It is typically a primary military course before reaching for the SEALS badge. With much zeal, he completed and fathomed more to become a SEAL. He was later deployed to SEAL Team 3.On April 3, 2001; he teamed up with the NAVY SEAL. After a short period, he met the love of his life, Taya, who was a drug representative at the Maloney’s bar in San Diego. They eventually got married. They were blessed with two children; a boy and a girl.
Awards And Achievements
For his dynamic and bravery nature in battle, Chris Kyle was awarded Five Bronze Stars with Valor and two Silver Stars. He later earned a two Navy and a Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Afterward, Chris received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation.
Following his warfare deployment, Chris was given a chance to train the Navy Special Warfare Sniper as well as Counter-Sniper teams. He also authored the Navy Seal sniper manual and Naval Special Warfare Doctrine.
Around 2004, most of Chris Kyle troops were in the Pacific theater before they were deployed back to the marines. His job was to help the Marines clear the guerrillas in Fallujah. Memories of his success in combat oozed his team with confidence. He once thought that he could offer more protection if he opted to go street by street with his boys.
During one firefight, it was noticed that Kyle escaped a couple of bullets to save his wounded marine partner. From there, henceforth, he was sarcastically named as The Legend. Kyle has written books such as The American Sniper and American Gun.
One fateful day Chris was called by one of his friends; Jodi Routh her son, Eddie Routh. He was a former Marine who served both in Iraq and Afghanistan. Her son had PTSD a stress disorder. Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, his friend, opted to take Eddie for shooting range practice. They wanted to see if they would be able to help the said veteran.
Chris loved to take his team to a Rough Greek shooting range since he knew the shooting range and the area well. As soon as they tripped up the firing range, Chris was shot once in the face and four times in the back. His friend, Chad, was also shot four times in the end. Both were shot at point-blank range.
Sources say that Kyle had the strength to face Eddie Routh. Unfortunately, he passed away on February 2, 2013. Routh was later charged with murder. Chris Kyle will remain to be an American legend, all thanks to his military skill and bravery.