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1. Kyle was the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history

Kyle a rooftop in Ramadi, Iraq / Facebook

Kyle enlisted in the Navy in 1999. He served four tours in Iraq. He was such a skilled sniper insurgents nicknamed him “Devil of Ramadi” and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head.

2. He had the most kills in U.S. history

3. He received 7 medals for bravery

4. Kyle’s regret: ‘The people I couldn’t save’

5. Wrote the best-selling book, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History”

6. Kyle devoted time helping veterans

Kyle / Flickr

Kyle created the nonprofit FITCO Cares Foundation and Craft International. FITCO Cares was launched in 2011 to offer veterans access to in-home exercise equipment and counseling. Craft International is a training company that provides the military, civilians, and law enforcement with combat and weapons training.

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  1. Hawaiian

    February 4th, 2013

    8.) For a time, part of Sarah Palin’s security detail

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  2. Very Brave

    February 4th, 2013

    Brave every day he was a sniper.

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  3. Bad Brad

    February 4th, 2013

    Most important thing to know. Left a loving wife and a couple kids behind. Oh and Fuck you Ron Paul you cowardly little man. You are not worthy.

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  4. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 4th, 2013

    9) The stench of this incident and its unanswered questions overpowers even the smell of sulfur down here.
    :evil:

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  5. RWF

    February 4th, 2013

    He saved more American lives than what we will ever know.

    RIP.

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  6. Ricky

    February 5th, 2013

    when asked about what he felt after shooting the enemy, his reply was “Recoil”.

    I hope that Eddie Ray Routh dies a painful death.

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  7. F.D.R. in Hell

    February 5th, 2013

    @ Ricky

    Unlikely.
    Cue Sparky… 3.. 2.. 1..

    :evil:

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  8. Bad Brad

    February 5th, 2013

    F.D.R. in Hell, The questions are starting to swirl around the blogasphere. I can’t get past the 3 hours to call for help. Not penciling.

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  9. Unruly Refugee

    February 5th, 2013

    Blessings and comfort for the grieving. This man cannot be replaced.

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  10. Aunt Liz

    February 5th, 2013

    (Shaking head) Only 38 years old – with a wife and two young kids. This guy, so valiant, so brave, so skilled has done so much in service to his country, and to helping others.

    That there are idiotic Paulbots out there, jumping up and down with smug glee over Ron Paul’s tweet fills me with such fury. :(

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  11. Claudia

    February 5th, 2013

    We are lead to believe, with so little information and scads of unanswered questions, that a disturbed veteran killed two men. One of those men happen to be the exact opposite of Obama: brave, patriot, loving, giving, positive, etc.

    I hate what’s happened to me since Since Clinton and Obama; I can actually see how conspiracy theorists get their ideas.

    If it happened the way that many of us are thinking is possible, I pray to God that the truth comes out. There seem to be ‘strange’ things happening.

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  12. thirdtwin

    February 5th, 2013

    One thing to know about his alleged killer:

    Routh had to be tased and subdued in his cell yesterday.

    It would not surprise me if he “committeed suicide” before trial.

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 5th, 2013

    Yeah, there’s something going on here. A white guy, a veteran, pops our most decorated sniper point blank, (presumably) without provocation, and it’s written off to PTSD? I don’t think so.

    From what little I know about PTSD, I’d think it’s disabling, not enraging.

    When he comes to trial, follow the money. If it doesn’t lead to Obama, it’ll lead to C.A.I.R.

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  14. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 5th, 2013

    @ thirdtwin – Think Jack Ruby / Lee Harvey Oswald.

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  15. thirdtwin

    February 5th, 2013

    Boobie, exactly right.

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  16. thirdtwin

    February 5th, 2013

    Boobie, Is there any info out there on Routh’s Toxicology test results? I mean, he was tested for mind-altering substances, right? Or was he allowed to stay on the run long enough for some particular drug to leave his system? Could his rage in jail yesterday be the result of him realizing that he’d been set up?

    And who was it that put Routh and Kyle together with weapons?

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  17. BILL

    February 5th, 2013

    hey Chris may have been a hero to Americans but
    obama was a community organizer! Thats what heros look like to the communists.

    you can bet your government thugs took this man out!

    just like breitbart.

    bad mouth “king” obama and you better watch your back!

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  18. BILL

    February 5th, 2013

    yep another great American hero pushing up dirt, while the community organizer “king” obama is jet setting around the country and world campaigning for world “king” with his wookie wife, waiting to take other real Americans out with drones when they disagree with him!

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  19. Team America

    February 5th, 2013

    I agree. This doesn’t pass the smell test. God Bless our Troops. Especially our Snipers.

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  20. A true Patriot

    February 8th, 2013

    Do you believe in the Illuminati?

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