Chris Kyle Age, Death, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Chris Kyle

Full NameChristopher Scott Kyle
Nick Name(s)The Devil of Ramadi, The Legend, Tex
Famous ForBeing one of the lethal snipers in the American military history
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 188 cm
in meters - 1.88 m
in feet inches - 6’ 2”
Body Measurements (approx.)-Chest: 42 Inches
-Waist: 34 Inches
-Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColorHazel Green
Hair ColorBrown
Military Career
Service/BranchUnited States Navy
RankChief Petty Officer
Years of Service1999-2009
UnitU.S. Navy SEALs (Team 3)
Wars/BattlesIraq War
Awards/Honors/Achievements • Two Silver Stars,
• Five Bronze Stars with Valor,
• Two Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, and
• One Navy and Marine Corps commendation
Personal Life
Date of BirthApril 8, 1974
Age (at the time of Death) 38 Years
Birth PlaceOdessa, Texas, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
Date of DeathFebruary 2, 2013
Place of DeathErath County, Texas, U.S.
Death CauseMurder; Shot by fellow Navy SEAL Eddie Ray Routh, who was Schizophrenic.
HometownOdessa, Texas, U.S.
SchoolA High School in Midlothian, Texas, U.S.
College/UniversityTarleton State University Stephenville, Texas, U.S.
Educational QualificationGraduate (BUD/S)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesListening to Music, Watching Movies, Hunting
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear- 2002
Wife/SpouseTaya Renae Kyle (Author)
Chris Kyle with his wife and Children
ChildrenSon- 1 (Name Not Known)
Daughter- 1 (Name Not Known)
ParentsFather- Wayne Kenneth Kyle (Teacher and Deacon)
Mother- Deby Lynn Mercer
Chris Kyle's Parents
SiblingsBrother- Jeff Kyle (U.S. Navy Personnel)
Chris Kyle brother Jeff Kyle
Sister- None

Chris Kyle photo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chris Kyle

  • Did Chris Kyle smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Chris Kyle drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Since childhood, he was interested in joining the Military.

    Chris Kyle's childhood images

    Chris Kyle’s childhood images

  • When he was 8 years old, his father bought him a first rifle.

    Christ Kyle while shooting

    Christ Kyle while shooting in childhood

  • To join Military, Kyle went to a military recruiting office, as he wanted to join the U.S. Marine Corps special operations.
  • Initially, he was rejected because of the pins in his arm, but eventually, he received an invitation for a 24-week Basic Underwater Demolition/ Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) training at Coronado.
  • Kyle has been credited as the most lethal sniper in the history of the U.S. military with 160 confirmed kills. [1]HVH
  • During the Iraq war, he served four tours on duty.
  • He encountered his first long-range kill when a woman who was having a hand grenade was moving towards a group of Marines.
  • Kyle retired from Military in 2009.
  • On January 2, 2012, Kyle published his autobiography, “American Sniper” which became one of the best selling books in the U.S. in 2015.
  • In 2014, a movie ‘American Sniper’ was also filmed on Kyle’s biography. American actor, Bradley Cooper, portrayed the role of Chris Kyle in that movie. Before Kyle’s death, Bradley Cooper had only one conversation with him.

  • Kyle’s greatest successful shot came when he spotted an insurgent with a rocket launcher near a U.S. Army convoy at a range of 2,100 yards.
  • He along with Chad Littlefield, a 32-year-old Navy SEAL was killed by a fellow Navy SEAL, Eddie Ray Routh, who was suffering from Schizophrenia.
    Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

    Chris Kyle (Left) and Chad Littlefield (Right)

    Eddie Ray Routh killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

    Eddie Ray Routh killed Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

  • Routh’s mother, who was a teacher at the same school that Kyle’s children attended, had asked Kyle to help her son. Kyle agreed to take Routh to a shooting range.
  • After Eddie Ray Routh killed Kyle, he went to his sister’s home in Midlothian, Texas and told her the whole story. His sister, Laura Blevins, called up 9-1-1. The local police captured Routh and he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2015.
  • Chris Kyle Frog Foundation was founded by his wife, Taya Kyle, in 2014 to enrich the relationships among families.
  • On February 2, 2015, exactly two years after Kyle’s murder, the then Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott declared February 2, as “Chris Kyle Day.”


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