American Sniper

History of Chris Kyle

Christopher Scott Kyle was born and raised in Texas and was a United States Navy SEAL from 1999 to 2009. He is currently known as the most successful sniper in American military history. According to his book American Sniper, he had 160 confirmed kills (which was from 255 claimed kills).

(A claimed kill refers to a shot where the round hits the target, but cannot confirm the kill.)

Chris Kyle served as a Navy SEAL in 4 tours in the latest Iraq war. For his bravery and military skills, he was awarded some of the highest medals in the US military multiple times including the Bronze and Silver Star.

While in Iraq, the insurgents called him the "Devil of Ramadi," and offered a bounty for his head. In a funny twist, they displayed pictures of him around the local area with the bounty but it was a picture of another sniper! He was shot twice, and was involved in six IED attacks

Chris needed to make a decision on family life or the military. He had a small child that he did not know very well as he was overseas constantly. This also put pressure on his marriage, so he decided to leave the SEALS and was honourably discharged in 2009. After some time struggling with civilian life, he started a security company called CRAFT and wrote the New York Times bestselling book, American Sniper.

Unfortunately Chris Kyle was murdered at a shooting range by a US military veteran he was trying to help on February 2, 2013 in Texas.

Chris Kyle #TheHero

Born: April 8, 1974

Died: February 2, 2013

Spouse: Taya Kyle

Siblings: Jeff Kyle

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American Sniper

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission -- protect his comrades/ becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His accuracy not only saved countless lives but also made him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle served four tours of duty in Iraq. But, when he finally returned home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

The big controversy

American Sniper shows the true feelings of war and how it impacts someones life. Chris Kyle was one of those people that went and fought for his country. But he fought so hard and so long that it not only physically hurt you, he mentally lost himself. When you go into war you see things nobody should see. His wife started noticing his changes... The whole controversy in this movie was between his normal life, and war. He was trying to be a husband and father, while in Iraq. It came to show that its not possible to be 100% there at both. Chris and his wife, Taya had their marriage on the life, she couldn't raise two kids on he own and he could not keep coming back, mentally broken. He later on became discharged and finally came home to his wife and kids. But even later on there was a man he helped in the army with shooting, the man shot Chris. The man was so mentally damaged from war that he came back and shot his own neighbor. This truly explains how messed up war is.


People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.

-Chris Kyle