Chris Kyle was born April 8, 1974 in Odessa, Texas. He was a US Navy Seal and sniper, credited with the most confirmed kills in US history at 160. He received several honors including two Silver Star Medals and five Bronze Star Medals. Kyle’s autobiography American Sniper was published in 2012 and was made into a movie which premiered in 2015. Kyle was killed on the shooting range in Erath County, Texas, allegedly by Eddie Ray Routh, a marine veteran he was helping to overcome post traumatic stress disorder. Kyle is survived by his wife Taya, and two children.
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