Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL sniper. He served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded several commendations for acts of heroism and meritorious service in combat. He was awarded one Silver Star Medal, four Bronze Star Medals with "V" devices, a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and numerous other unit and personal awards. Kyle was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009, and published his bestselling autobiography, American Sniper, in 2012. An eponymous film adaptation of Kyle's book, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released two years later. In 2013, Kyle was murdered by Eddie Ray Routh at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range near Chalk Mountain, Texas. A former Marine with posttraumatic stress disorder, Routh was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
|Birth name:||Christopher Scott Kyle|
|Nickname(s):||"The Legend", "Devil of Ramadi", "Tex"|
|Born:||April 08, 1974, Odessa, Texas, U.S.|
|Died:||February 2, 2013, Erath County, Texas, U.S.|
|Buried at:||Texas State Cemetery|
|Years of service:||1999–2009|
|Rank:||Chief Petty Officer (Rating: Special Warfare Operator, formerly Intelligence Specialist)|
|Unit:||United States Navy SEALs, Charlie Platoon, SEAL Team 3|
|Battles/wars:||Iraq War, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Battle of Al Faw, Battle of Nasiriyah, Second Battle of Fallujah, Second Battle of Ramadi, Iraq spring fighting of 2008, Siege of Sadr City|
|Awards:||Silver Star, Bronze Star Medal (Valor) (4), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement (1)|
|Relations:||Wayne Kenneth Kyle (father), Deby Lynn Mercer (mother)|
|Other work:||American Sniper (2012), American Gun (2013)|
|IMDb:||Chris Kyle's IMDb|
About Chris Kyle
American military sniper known for recording more confirmed kills than any sniper in American history. He wrote a best-selling autobiography, American Sniper, which was turned into a 2014 Hollywood film of the same name, starring Bradley Cooper. In February 2013, he was killed by a colleague at a Texas shooting range.
Chris Kyle Before Fame
He handled his first gun at the age of eight. As a young man, he enlisted in the military and was sent to Iraq, where his deadly aim caused the insurgents to place a bounty on his head.
Achievement of Chris Kyle
He appeared on the reality TV series Stars Earn Stripes.
Chris Kyle Family Life
He was born in Odessa, Texas and he had two children with his wife Taya Kyle.
Associations of Chris Kyle
He and Canadian sniper Rob Furlong were both known for their record-setting distance kills.
Information related to Chris Kyle
- Longest recorded sniper kills - Reports regarding the longest recorded sniper kills that contain information regarding the shooting distance and the identity of the sniper have been presented to the general public since 1967.
- Posttraumatic stress disorder - Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental disorder that can develop after a person is exposed to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, child abuse, or other threats on a person's life.
- American military snipers
- United States Navy SEALs personnel
- Burials at Texas State Cemetery
- People murdered in Texas
- American military writers
- Writers from Texas
- American autobiographers