By Craig Andresen on February 6, 2013 for The National Patriot
Over The weekend, America lost a hero.
By now, his death is being cheered by our enemies and already, it has been disgraced by Ron Paul WHO TWEETED: “Chris Kyle’s death seems to confirm that ‘he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.’ Treating PTSD at a firing range doesn’t make sense.”
Navy Seal Chris Kyle was murdered by a former marine. Shot in the back at a gun range.
Ron Paul should be ashamed of himself.
Chris Kyle was the greatest sniper who ever lived and served 4 tours of duty. That is enough to make him a hero but, it simply wasn’t enough for Chris Kyle.
When asked if he had any regrets regarding his service and his activities as a sniper, Chris answered, point blank…Yes.
He said it wasn’t those he dispatched who haunted him but those Americans, Iraqi’s and other allies he was unable to save.
Chris Kyle recorded 160 kills and some, from as far distant as 21 football fields away.
That is 160 insurgents and terrorists who never again killed an American or an Iraqi who either had or was suspected OF aiding Americans.
Let’s not pretend we knew Chris Kyle. Outside his family, his wife, children parents only a handful of others really knew him.
His SEAL family may have known Chris Kyle better than anyone and because of who he was, what he did and where he was stationed, WE only got to know him because he wrote a book.
Sometimes though, that’s enough to know what sort of man he was.
He loved this country and Chris Kyle loved those who served this country.
Chris, we’re told, stepped up. He dedicated himself to serving those who served…us. When they came home and things weren’t right…They couldn’t sleep, didn’t feel they fit in anymore or suffered flashbacks from what they had seen, Chris Kyle helped them. He took them to familiar settings, places they felt comfortable, and engaged them in an activity they understood.
Chris Kyle took them to gun ranges.
There, they were in an environment they could grasp and with those who shared a passion and common experiences.
Kyle wasn’t alone with Eddie Ray Routh last Saturday at that Texas shooting range, His pal, Chad Littlefield was there too.
Routh, we’re told, may have suffered PTSD but, reports of that have been challenged. Whatever the reason, the 3 men were there and somehow, Eddie Ray Routh shot both Littlefield and Kyle in the back, killing them both.
Clearly Routh was troubled.
He had threatened suicide, threatened to kill his family and had been taken for mental treatment twice…All over the last 4 months.
We may never know what set Routh off last Saturday but we now know that, he took Chris Kyle’s Ford pickup and drove to his sister’s home about 30 miles south of Fort Worth. When his sister asked whose truck he was driving, Routh told her, “I traded my soul for a new truck,” and then told her what he had done.
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