As ordered, he opened fire, killing the woman before she could attack. At the age of 8… Kyle was intrigued by this idea and instead of Chris being his bodyguard, he helped fund the investment of the company. [9], Christopher Scott Kyle was born April 8, 1974, in Odessa, Texas, the eldest of two boys born to Deby Lynn (née Mercer) and Wayne Kenneth Kyle, a Sunday school teacher and deacon. On May 20, 2015, HB 1187 passed both the House and Senate. Born on April 8th, 1974 in Odessa, Texas, United States, Chris Kyle was born to a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (n.8 aprilie 1974 − d. 2 februarie 2013) a fost un militar american, lunetist, subofițer al marinei americane „SEAL”. [19] Kyle's shooter's statements (which are filled out by every sniper after a mission) were reported to higher command, who kept them in case any shootings were contested as outside the rules of engagement. Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range by a fellow veteran on February 2, 2013, near Chalk Mountain, Texas. A Navy recruiter told him about the Navy SEALs. While Kyle claims to have killed roughly 320 enemies as part of his service in Iraq, the Navy says he killed 160. The $500k defamation suit was remanded back to trial. [73] In 2015, Morris made another attempt to get a road named after Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. He was taken to the Erath County Jail for holding under a $3 million bond. [62] The trial began on February 11, 2015. He had asked where he saw himself in a few years and Chris proceeded to tell him about the school. [8] His family also said he suffered from PTSD from his time in the military. [16] As ordered, Kyle opened fire, killing the woman before she could attack. Children on the street, people in the houses, maybe her child. 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Learn the real-life story of Chris Kyle, the late Navy SEAL sharpshooter portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film “American Sniper.” The nickname originated among Kyle's fellow SEALs following his taking of a sabbatical to train other snipers in Fallujah, and he was sometimes called "The Myth". Both guns belonged to Kyle. Then he decided to become a professional bronco rodeo rider after he graduated from high school. Kyle was educated in Midlothian, Texas for his high school. By his bold leadership, courageous actions, and total dedication to duty, Petty Officer Kyle reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. This page was last edited on 8 February 2021, at 22:41. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. CNN reported that the woman was cradling a toddler in her other hand. Whichever story you choose to believe, one thing is for certain, the real American Sniper was no hero. [15][21], On July 8, 2016, the U.S. Navy corrected Kyle's DD Form 214 regarding some decorations listed on his original discharge document. [44][45] In December 2017, the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. Littlefield responded, "Watch my six," military slang meaning "watch my back. Chris as born on April 8th 1974 in Odessa, Texas. [4][7], Kyle served four tours in the second Iraq conflict and was awarded the 4th highest commendation awarded for acts of heroism, acts of merit, and/or meritorious service in a combat zone, the Bronze Star Medal and the third highest level of valor awarded Silver Star Medal multiple times. Kyle, Chris; McEwen, Scott; DeFelice, Jim (2013. Chris Kyle's Religious Faith Plays Small Part In 'American Sniper' Religion News Service Religion News Service (RNS) Chris Kyle, often described as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, wrote in his autobiography that he prioritized his life in the following order: God, country, family. [81] For his portrayal of Kyle, Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and the film was nominated in five other categories, including Best Picture. The ceremony was attended by Kyle's widow Taya. [71][72], In 2013, a Texas teacher, Dana Morris, attempted to get a section of Highway 75 through Dallas named after Chris Kyle, but was unsuccessful. Routh was arrested just before 9 p.m. the same day in Lancaster, Texas. BUD/S Class 184. Kyle decided to spend time with his family and was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2009. [36][37] After Kyle was killed the following year, the lawsuit was transferred to Kyle's estate. Jamie Stengle; Paul J. Weber (12 February 2013). [8], Routh was a 25-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran from Lancaster, Texas. Kyle served four deployments to Iraq as a sniper and by his own account killed 160 people. "Tales of his heroism on the battlefield were already lore in every branch of the armed forces", writes Michael J. Mooney, author of a biography of Kyle. Either Chris Kyle was a cold-blooded killer who took it upon himself to be judge, jury, and executioner while killing Americans dead in its streets or he was a liar. That is how the world works. Since prosecutors decided beforehand not to seek the death penalty, the trial judge, Jason Cashon, immediately sentenced Routh to life in prison with no possibility of parole. [3][17], In his book, American Sniper, Kyle describes his longest successful shot: in 2008, outside Sadr City, he killed an insurgent sniper aiming at other members of the U.S. military with "a straight-up luck shot" from his McMillan TAC-338 sniper rifle from about 2,100 yards (1,920 m) away. [34] On the show, Kyle alleged that the character "Scruff" in his book is former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura. Greg Abbott Declares 'Chris Kyle Day' As 'American Sniper' Continues to Surge", "Greg Abbott Declares Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day, "Gov. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy. [52][47][53], Kyle has also claimed a higher number of sniper kills in his service than the Navy has officially attributed to him. 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[80], Clint Eastwood's film American Sniper (2014) is based on Kyle's autobiography. The law became official September 1, 2015. Ventura also adamantly denied saying any derogatory remarks about the military. "[84][85][86], The Navy revised Chris Kyle's list of awards on June 14, 2016. [64][65] Routh is imprisoned at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Powledge Unit near Palestine, Texas. Just like his brother, Jeff and his father Chris loved to hunt. [25] In his book, Kyle wrote bluntly of his experiences. [43] In June 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit threw out the $1.8 million in part due to the revelation of the insurance policy by Ventura's attorneys to the jury. Ventura filed a lawsuit in January 2012 against Kyle for charges of defamation, appropriation, and unjust enrichment. "[8], After the killings, Routh went to his sister's house in Midlothian and told her what he had done. Texas for his head who better to do with guns as well as and! 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