VIA| There is a certain kind of legend that continues to follow the name Chris Kyle.
Known as the most lethal sniper in American history, Chris, over four separate tours of duty, had 150+ confirmed kills, one from 2,100 yards away. Because of his tattoos, Iraqi insurgents were able to identify him, and eventually placed a $20,000 bounty on Chris’s head, which only grew over time. From 1999 to 2009, as a Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle earned two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor.
All of it is quite impressive, isn’t it? Not if you asked him.
As you’ll see in this 2012 interview with Time, Chris Kyle, despite being fully aware of his capabilities, remained humble. After returning from Iraq, he was determined to be a loving father and husband. He was determined to help his fellow service members coming home after combat. One of the ways he did this was authoring his autobiography, American Sniper, and sharing it with the world.
More recently, as you may know, there has been a film made about Chris, based off of his book. American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, and was directed by Clint Eastwood. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures. As you’ll see in the trailer, the film is an intense look at not only combat, but the mental, physical and emotional costs of war.