Known as “The Legend” among his Navy SEAL brothers, Kyle was the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history—a brave, relentless fighter who was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor during four tours of Iraq.
In The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL (a fine deal for just $2.99) journalist Michael J. Mooney tells Kyle’s story through interviews with those closest to the late SEAL.
Along the way he details Kyle’s formative years in Texas as the son of a church deacon and Sunday school teacher, his many pulse-pounding missions in Iraq, and his home life with his wife, Taya, and their two children.
Of course Mooney also covers Kyle’s tragic murder in February of this year, revealing new details about the disturbed fellow veteran who gunned down Kyle and his buddy Chad Littlefield, ending a truly legendary life after just 38 years.
Here’s a TV news broadcast about Kyle’s murder in February 2013:
While Kyle was a brutal warrior, he was a gentle father and husband, belying the nickname “the devil” that enemy insurgents bestowed upon him. But his impact extended beyond the battlefield, as his work with fellow veterans on the home front grew in stature.
The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle is an honest portrayal of a man whose memorial service brought thousands of people to Cowboys Stadium—the most celebrated war hero of our time.
The Italy and Milford (Tex.) Fire Departments were joined by community members atop the Dale Acres overpass between both towns to honor Kyle as his funeral procession traveled down Highway 35 toward Austin:
A news clip of Kyle’s historic memorial service: