Chris Kyle: marine shoots dead legendary Navy Seal sniper on Texas gun range
CHRIS Kyle was shot dead on a shooting range south west of Fort Worth, Texas. He was shot by Eddie Routh, a former marine who, reportedly, was suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Also shot dead was Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield, 35.
This is especially noteworthy because Kyle was a Navy Seal sniper with 150 kills by his name. His Iraqi enemy nicknamed him the ‘The Devil of Ramadi’ and placed an $80,000 bounty on his head. Kyle said of one kill – a bullet he fired at an insurgent with a rocket launcher – “God blew that bullet and hit him.” He said of the reward:
“That made me feel like I was actually doing my job and having an effect on the war.”
Former sniper Travis Cox explains why Kyle had taken Routh to a shooting range:
“A lot of veterans enjoy the outdoors and … if you share a common interest, it’s a platform to help. It wasn’t connected with the foundation, this was just the type of men they were.”
One Times rader writes:
Alistair Speirs – Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Tex Taylor writes on Ed Driscoll’s site:
I fully expect within hours today, you’ll hear many from the Left cheer and consider this some perverted form of poetic justice – probably under the banner of more proof of why gun control is the answer. And you won’t hear a word from them that as I understand it, Mr. Kyle was a decent enough soul that he was personally working to help the perpetrator.
bilderbuster writes on Infowars:
Going overseas & murdering 150 or more people who posed no threat to him or this country & braging about it while making money? Sounds like a psychopathic mass murderer with a huge ego to me.
How many lives did Chris Kyle save?