10 Facts about Chris Kyle

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015. | Military

If you want to know the most lethal sniper in the military history of United States, you have to check Facts about Chris Kyle. He was born on 8 April 1974 and died on 2 February 2013. His full name is Christopher Scott Kyle. Department of Defense confirmed officially that he had more than 160 kills.  Here are other interesting facts about Chris Kyle for you:

Facts about Chris Kyle 1: the Iraq War

During the Iraq War, there were four tours that Kyle served. Due to his contribution, Kyle earned various commendations.

Facts about Chris Kyle 2: the awards and honors

Kyle got two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, five Bronze Star Medals, and two Silver Star Medals. Moreover, he also received various personal and unit awards.

Chris Kyle Facts

Chris Kyle Facts

Facts about Chris Kyle 3: discharge from the US Navy

In 2009, he was discharged from United States Navy in honorable state.

Facts about Chris Kyle 4: American Sniper

American Sniper is the title of the autobiography of Kyle. It was published in 2012. The book is best selling and popular among the readers. Two years after the release of the book, there was a film adaptation based on the book of Kyle. The director of the movie was Clint Eastwood.

Chris Kyle Image

Chris Kyle Image

Facts about Chris Kyle 5: the place of birth

Let’s find out the place of birth of Kyle. He was born in Odessa, Texas. His parents were Wayne Kenneth Kyle and Deby Lynn.

Facts about Chris Kyle 6: the first riffle

When Kyle was eight years old, he got his first riffle from his father. It was a bolt-action .30-06 Springfield rifle. Then Kyle earned a shotgun. He and his father used the shotgun for hunting quail, pheasants and deer.

Chris Kyle Pic

Chris Kyle Pic

Facts about Chris Kyle 7: the early education

Kyle was educated in Midlothian, Texas for his high school.  Then he decided to become a professional bronco rodeo rider after he graduated from high school. When he had severe injuries on his arms, he had to end his rodeo career. Check Boer War facts here.

Facts about Chris Kyle 8: the military career

He was interested to join the military career after his arm was cured. He joined SEAL. He shot a woman who approached the marines. She carried a hand grenade.  It was considered as the first long range kill shot made by Kyle.

Facts about Chris Kyle

Facts about Chris Kyle

Facts about Chris Kyle 9: death

Kyle died on 2nd February 2013. He was founded at a shooting range located nearby Chalk Mountain, Texas. Chad Littlefield, the friend of Kyle was also found died. Littlefield was 35 years old. Get facts about British Soldiers here.

Facts about Chris Kyle 10: the killer

Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty for killing Kyle. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle

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