Chris Kyle was one of the most successful snipers to ever serve the United States. The Navy SEAL survived several tours during the most turbulent years of the Iraq War.
Unfortunately, the American Sniper author could not survive a gun range in Texas.
Chris was reportedly taking a young vet to the firing range as a kind of therapy. He often helped out vets trying to re-assimilate back into civilian life, even forming the Fitco Cares Foundation to help through exercise and counseling.
But this particular former Marine was apparently beyond help. He allegedly turned on Chris and another man and shot them both dead with a handgun.
We may never understand what went on in the head of this young man, but we understand all too well the man America lost- not just a war hero, but a peacetime one as well.
Such a tragic end for a good man.
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