I wanted to take a minute to reflect on the life of Chris Kyle, who was devastatingly murdered yesterday while attending a charity event at a gun range in North Texas.

He was not only an American hero during the time that he served on the front lines as a Navy Seal and the deadliest sniper in U.S. Military history, but he also dedicated his life post-military to fundraising for veteran’s charities and assisting wounded warriors. Chris saved countless lives, and is an inspiration to so many.

I had the pleasure of working with Chris on Stars Earn Stripes, and what an honor it was to learn from him, and to be able to call him a friend. Although his death brings great sadness, his life is one to be celebrated. He wasn’t just a war hero, he was a kind, humble, funny, and caring person, father, and husband.  I can’t think about Chris without smiling and laughing at his funny stories told in his Texas accent. For those who didn’t get the chance to know him, I encourage you to read his book, American Sniper. Proceeds go to veteran’s charity.

American Sniper: An Autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. Military history

 

Please send your thoughts and prayers to his beautiful wife Taya, his 2 children, and all of his friends and family. A trust has been set up in Chris’s and in Chad Littlefields’ names for anyone who would like to make a donation to support their families. 100% of any donation made will go directly to the families, to provide for the general welfare and education of their young children. For more information on this please click here.

I am proud to say I got choked out by you, Chris. RIP.

 

The Dream Team: Grady, me, Chris, and Dean

Love these guys.

 

Chris’s notorious question, “You e’er been choked out?”

We’ll miss you Chris. Feel free to leave your comments and thoughts on the American Sniper facebook page .

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  • JC

    Today, all of America is mourning the loss of a great American hero. A true patriot.

  • http://twitter.com/MikePapierski Mike Papierski

    The world lost a great man R.I.P prayers with family

  • daniel mendoza

    no ahorque a eveeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alexander

    when you see what they have to make these soldiers deserve a lot of respect.
    Especially the U.S. soldiers have a very dangerous JOB.
    Respect for the soldiers.

    It is always bad to see how dangerous it is Eve.
    you respect Eve, before another performance, and we have respect for you Eve.
    Once again, very sad about this news EVE

  • ssolomon

    My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, kids and family.

  • Sabrina

    OMG!! Thats absolutely horrible! I wish his family much happines in the future. He was a real Hero.

  • Yus

    Hey I got to know about this after watching this movie….. Till the end I thought just another movie and I never thought it was a real life movie till the end it said he got killed….. DAMN I’m really upset and hope his family doing good…… I’m a Muslim but what ever he done for his country is unimaginable…… RIP Brother…..

  • The truth

    Chris Kyle is burning in hell! I hope he will soon be joined by his slut wife and bastard children! Fucking piece of shit! The thought of this fucking piece of shit rotting in his grave gives me great pleasure! The only bad thing is that his death was not painful enough. He should have been tortured and tortured for days!

    • kevin

      true

    • SR

      You’re a fucking son of a bitch.

  • jbatx1

    Its 2 Feb, 2015…….I visited Chris’ grave today at the Texas State Cemetery.
    …to pay Respects, to give Thanks, and to say a Prayer for his wife & kids…
    …and today was formally declared Chris Kyle Day for the entire State of Texas….

    …Fair Winds and Following Seas, Chief.
    Your kids will know their father as a True Texas Hero….Thank You, Chris.

  • bobby jahamale

    What episode did the choke out happen on?

  • ThatGuy

    i hope you get what you deserve

  • James

    Respect this great soldier, CJ Cox, and DO NOT CALL HIM A SIX LETTER F WORD!

  • SR

    You’re a fucking asshole CJ COCK.

  • seeker

    fuck u jbaxt1 …