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Overview (5)

Date of Birth 8 April 1974Odessa, Texas, USA
Date of Death 2 February 2013Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas, USA  (homicide by gunshot)
Birth NameChristopher Scott Kyle
Nicknames The Devil Of Ramadi
The Devil of Ramadi
The Legend
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Kyle was born on April 8, 1974 in Odessa, Texas, USA as Christopher Scott Kyle. He was a writer and producer, known for American Sniper (2014), Stars Earn Stripes (2012) and The Real American Sniper (2015). He was married to Taya Kyle. He died on February 2, 2013 in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas.

Spouse (1)

Taya Kyle (16 March 2002 - 2 February 2013) (his death) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Said that he knocked down Jesse Ventura in 2006 for making derogatory remarks about the military. Ventura denied that the incident happened and filed a lawsuit against Kyle for defamation.
Former Navy Seal sniper.
Good friends with Marcus Luttrell.
Awarded 2 Silver Stars and 5 Bronze Star medals.
Chris was shot and killed while on an outing with 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran struggling with PTSD. The three were at a gun range when Routh reportedly shot Chris and another person in the back. Routh was arrested in Lancaster, Texas after a brief chase in Kyle's stolen truck. Routh was sentenced to life in prison without parole in February 2015. Chris Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Son of Wayne Kyle.
Older brother of Jeff Kyle.

Personal Quotes (27)

I don't have to psych myself up, or do something special mentally - I look through the scope, get my target in the cross hairs, and kill my enemy, before he kills one of my people.
In the end, my story, in Iraq and afterward, is about more than just killing people or even fighting for my country. It's about being a man. And it's about love as well as hate.
It's not a problem taking out someone who wants your people dead. That's not a problem at all.
War is hell. Hollywood fantasizes about it and makes it look good... war sucks.
I'm trying to raise the awareness of the troops that, when they deploy and go to war, it's not just them at war - it's also their family. Their family is having to go through all the hardships and the stresses.
I'm just trying to be the me that I am and not all of this other crap. I just want to be the family man, and if somehow I can make the money to get my ranch and get the hell away from everybody else, that would be awesome.
The media cause more problems than they do good.
When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.
You have to slow your heart rate, stay calm. You have to shoot in between your heartbeats.
It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don't regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn't save: Marines, soldiers, buddies. I'm not naive, and I don't romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.
But even before I was in the military, I was extremely jumpy when asleep.
Every time I kill someone, he can't plant an I.E.D. You don't think twice about it.
I would love for people to be able to think of me as a guy who stood up for what he believed in and helped make a difference for the vets.
The Navy credits me with more kills as a sniper than any other American service member, past or present.
I'm a better husband and father than I was a killer.
I really don't care what people think of me.
I'm just trying to get back to normal life.
There's definitely still a lot of hurt from losing my guys or the fact that I got out and I felt like it wasn't my time yet.
I am not a fan of politics.
After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.
Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad. When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for but killing any of those people is not one of them.
Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq. That's why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy 'savages.' There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.
I really don't care what people think of me. I've got my family. I've got my friends. Yes, I have been trained to be a little more aggressive if I need to be, but I don't go around thumping people.
I like war.
You're not just going out there, maybe sacrificing your own life. There's also sacrifices still going on at home. You can serve in the military and have a good marriage, but you just need to be aware of it so you can take those steps to take care of it.
You're in a combat zone one day. You come home, and then you have to readjust, and it takes a few days. We just sit in the house, hang with the family and then things get better.
Other people are talking about writing books about my life, or about some of the things I've done. I find it strange, but I also feel it's my life and my story, and I guess I better be the one to get it on paper the way it actually happened.

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