Chris Kyle Age, Death, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
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.
- When he was 8 years old, his father bought him a first rifle.
- 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. 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.
- 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.”
There are several inaccuracies in this article, and some important points have been left out. The most glaring inaccuracies are the false statements that Eddie Ray Routh was a SEAL and that Chad Littlefield was a SEAL. Neither of them had ever been a SEAL. However, Jesse Ventura was a SEAL. Some of the things that have not been reported that perhaps should be are that Chris Kyle was a firm believer in freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. He also supported gay rights, plural marriage, and May-December relationships. He felt that our government should not meddle in the private lives of Americans. Although he was very patriotic, he was mistrustful of big government. Unfortunately, he underestimated danger here at home in the U.S. It would have been better if he had exercised greater vigilance here, not just in Iraq. His favorite pastime was deer hunting, and he did like listening to music, especially country music. He did not like Alan Jackson, but he was a big fan of Lone Star and was fond of their song, “Amazed.”