The shooting death of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has left the country — particularly our community of proud veterans — reeling from the loss of a man who “served his country with extreme honor” in wartime and returned home only to continue a life of service. Author of the bestselling book, “American Sniper,” Kyle was a champion for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and was dedicated to helping returning veterans readjust to life at home.
It is for this reason that his death, at the hands of a fellow Iraq War veteran who police say may have been suffering from PTSD or other mental disorder, is so poignant.
Known as America’s most lethal sniper, the highly decorated SEAL understood the difficulties of war and hoped to create an environment that would foster greater empathy for veterans and the traumas suffered during wartime. Speaking of his friend, fellow sniper Travis Cox said that Kyle had “served this country with extreme honor, but came home and was a servant leader in helping his brothers and sisters dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.”
“Everyone has their own inner struggles, but he was very proactive about the things he was dealing with.”
Below is a tribute to the fallen SEAL from Monday evening’s episode of The Glenn Beck Program: