On this day when a sport takes front and center attention of the
American people, take a moment to think of Chris Kyle, a true American
hero. Chris Kyle was a SEAL team 6 member that routinely dropped
targets over a mile away and scored over 150 sniper kills during his
military career. He was wounded twice during his 4 deployments.
Insurgents in Ramadi Iraq named the man, "the devil" because of his
effectiveness and put a price on his head. This is a man that decked
Jessie Ventura for besmirching the memory of a fallen fellow SEAL.
Chris was killed at a shooting range in Texas. Like every true hero
Chris didn't think he'd served his country enough. He was at an event
that was a fund raiser for a Marine suffering from PTSD. The story is
still evolving, but Chris and another man were shot in the back on the
range by that marine. So while you're cheering for you favorite team
today, take a moment to remember that those guys on that football field
aren't really heroes. They are fun to watch, sure, but true heroes are
paid far less and face far greater dangers than hard tackles.
Rest in peace Chris.
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