SO I had started my post a few days ago when this happened but I just wasn’t ready to write about the death of Chris Kyle. Let me say that I am sorry for his family, and his wife, his kids and the people he was helping and for him to die this way is just so tragic. WOW shot to death, that’s all I can say, i’m just so awe struck. A Good American Hero, and yes people honor different people as heroes but let me tell you what, he was serving his country, sacrificing his life everyday to keep us safe, fighting insurgents. He came home to live his life with his family. He did what all our spouses do, serve in the military. I get it, I get the fact he did what he had to do to keep many marines and soldiers alive and I thank him for that.
I don’t know Chris personally other than I had interviewed him for the reality TV show Stars Earn Stripes (check out my blog post) he was partnered with Dean Cain. I was offered chance to read his book and I tell you what I LOVED the book, read my post on his book review. So if you don’t know much about him Chris Kyle – is a decorated former U.S. Navy SEAL and author of The New York Times best-selling book “American Sniper,” which details his experiences in Iraq. Kyle’s expert marksmanship during his four tours of duty earned him the nickname “The Devil of Ramadi” from the Iraqi insurgent forces. Kyle lived in Texas and ran a military training company, Craft International. All the proceeds from “American Sniper” went to an organization Chris Kyle started to help fellow veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Well he was killed I don’t know exactly how or why, you know those same reasons people are just in shock like wow he survived war deployments only to be killed by someone at home. Same thing when a solider is deployed and survivor being shot at, blown up only to come home and get into a motorcycle accident.
I will mourn the loss of a great man, and I will mourn for the family, he leaves behind two small kids who are almost the same ages as my youngest, and I mourn for the military spouse. You know I know she had those crazy fears when he was deployed and when he returned home those fears left, and now she’s dealing with this all because of what? I know I know but really did this shooter know what he was doing? I don’t know is he competent? Has he watched Law and Order to figure out what to say? Why did he steal Chris‘s car and run away if he didn’t know what he was doing? Why? I know so many questions. Taya my prayers go out to you and your family and I am sorry that your family has to go through this.
I was offered a chance to read this new book and do a GIVE AWAY….I was contacted by William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers about reviewing the book and they were super excited to announce a new memoir from the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. AMERICAN SNIPER is the astonishing autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who has more than 150 officially confirmed kills. But this story isn’t just about war. AMERICAN SNIPER is also about Chris’ desire to return home to his wife, Taya, and their children. Steadfast in her support, Taya waited for Chris to return from protecting troops on the ground. When he finally did, he made the decision to retire and commit himself to the full-time job of being a husband and father. I read the book I loved it, I gave it to my husband to read, he liked it. He could relate to it, I thought it was a great war memoir for this time period. It just hits close to home.
AMERICAN SNIPER by Chris Kyle
He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called “the devil” by the enemies he hunted and “the legend” by his Navy SEAL brothers . . .From 1999 to 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. The Pentagon has officially confirmed more than 150 of Kyles kills (the previous American record was 109), but it has declined to verify the astonishing total number for this book. Iraqi insurgents feared Kyle so much they named him al-Shaitan (“the devil”) and placed a bounty on his head. Kyle earned legendary status among his fellow SEALs, Marines, and U.S. Army soldiers, whom he protected with deadly accuracy from rooftops and stealth positions. I thought Chris’s account of his battlefield experiences ranks as one of the great war memoirs of all time.
AMERICAN SNIPER also honors Kyle’s fellow warriors, who raised hell on and off the battlefield. And in moving first-person accounts throughout, Kyle’s wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their marriage and children, as well as on Chris.
Meet the Author,
SEAL Team 3 Chief Chris Kyle served four combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and elsewhere. For his bravery in battle, he was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Additionally, he received the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, he became chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Today, he is president of Craft International (www.craftintl.com), a world-class leader in training and security. He lives with his family in Texas, where he devotes much of his spare time to helping disabled veterans.