Chris Kyle was born in Odessa, Texas on April 8, 1974 and died on February 2, 2013.
○ He broke his shoulder ending his rodeo career.
○He joined the BUD/S and the SEAL's.
○Meeting his wife Taya and having children.
○The death of Marc Lee and Severe injury of Ryan Job.
○Surgery on his knees shorting his career.
Chris grew up in north-central Texas where he learned traditional family values. He always protected his little brother in school even if that meant getting in fights. He learned to shoot a BB gun and he got a real rifle when he was 8 years old. Later on he was in the rodeo until college, then joined the military.
People that influenced his life
○Marc Lee and Ryan Job (SEALs)
○Carlos Hathcock (in his opinion the best sniper in the world)
○He didn't think he was the greatest sniper.
○Chris didn't care about medals. Sure he thought they were cool, but didn't think it was the best thing.
○Even though he was a SEAL, Chris wasn't a huge fan of the water.
○While sniping, a wall was shot by a RPG and parts landed on his legs. He kept putting off surgery until it was necessary.
○He thought having bounties his head was cool. When another snipers bounty got higher than his, he would get jealous.
○Becoming a SEAL
○Getting married and having kids.
○Earning three Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with valor.
○Having 160 confirmed kills and 255 claimed kills.
○Being named the most lethal sniper in U.S. history.
○Starting a training company ( The Craft)
Theme of Chris's life
The theme of his life was stand up for what you believe in.
Words of advice
○“Great way to fight a war be prepared to defend yourself for winning.”
○“Savage, despicable evil. That's what we were fighting in Iraq.”
○“The thing we all had in common wasn't muscle; it was the will to do whatever it takes.”
○ “I’d tell them how old I was, they’d stare at me and say, “You’re that old?” I was thirty. An old man in Fallujah.”
What he has taught me
Chris has taught me to stand up for what I believe is right, and not to back down.
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