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Celebrating the Life of Chris Kyle

As if the news from last night wasn’t enough, this morning we rise to stories swirling the Internet about those with wild stories about why Chris Kyle was killed. Others have used his untimely passing to justify agendas that I am certain Chris would not have supported. So I ask you all to come here and talk about Chris in a positive light. Some knew him well. Some served with him. Some met him at various events. Others trained with him at Craft International. Most of us only know Chris from his book. No matter how Chris Kyle touched your life. Use this space to share your experience with others and let’s celebrate his life.

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9 Responses to “Celebrating the Life of Chris Kyle”

  1. Peter says:

    I only knew Chris by reputation. As highly as his peers and people who met him spoke about the man, I know we’re all diminished by his loss.

  2. AV says:

    Chris was a good, compassionate, fun-loving person who believed in helping others. Some, who only know him through his book, may have thought he was somewhat arrogant or self-motivated. Having spent a little time with him, I believe Chris was confident, but very humble and an all-around regular guy. He generally like helping people and looked for opportunities to give back.

    I don’t think any of his recent rise to notoriety was motivated by personal interest, but instead was his effort to tell the stories of the brothers he lost, the sacrifices of others, what he went through, the experiences during his time in service, but perhaps most importantly, the sacrifices his family made and the impact it had on his family.

    When I went through some tough times last year with my family, Chris offered to help in any way he could to include having Taya talk with my wife at the time, about the challenges they had experienced as a family and what they had gone through before he separated from service. He also offered to do anything he could to help me if I decided that I wanted to pursue a civilian career to be closer to my kids after I was divorced. He cared about people and did not mix words or offer feigned concern.

    I spent a few hours with him last August and we sat around the table telling stories, talking about the challenges of balancing family and serving your Country, and good times in general. We laughed and joked a lot and talked about getting together the following year. I considered Chris a friend and a person of integrity and moral fortitude. A hard loss for everyone who knew him, whether they only briefly spent time with him or knew him well.

  3. cy says:

    I did not know Chris. But his self sacrifice, sense of duty, patriotism and love of his fellow warriors has made impact on me and Im sure many others. In todays society we more men like Chris. He was murdered while helping others; no greater sacrafice can be asked. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  4. Mohican says:

    I never met him and all I know about him come from text I read or footage I watched about him.

    Anyways, he set a reference just for his outstanding service to his nation. No doubt he was a proficient guy as a military, as a trainer, as a good person, as a husband, as a father, as a friend, … he was just a good guy and I admire him for all of that.

    God bless him!

    Rest In Peace, Brother In Arms!

  5. Federico says:

    Never met him, read the book and saw his interviews and i have to say when i found out that he was no longer with us i just felt like i lost a friend. the way he told his story and made me feel connected with him in some ways, i don’t know i really don’t have words to explain it.

    Fair winds and following Seas my friend.
    may God bless you and your family every day!

  6. Arrow 4 says:

    I have several friends who teach for Craft Intl and who intoruced me to Chris a couple of years back. I can’t say I knew him well at all, but I know many of the people he surrounded himself with and the generousity of Craft Intl support for our state SWAT Assoc. These folks are all passionate professionals who put others before themselves. Their first order of business was always, what can we do for you, how can we help. America lost a true hero and that is something we should all mourn whether you knew him or not.

  7. mike says:

    I only met Chris through the company for which I work. He was given VIP status (like “hey, this guy is important, make sure his needs are met”) and we were told to treat him with the utmost respect. He never once acted like anyone important and most people who interacted with him that night and the following day had no idea who he was or anything about his actions or his company. He was friendly, polite, and funny. It’s been a few years now, but he was a great customer and a good guy. His comrades were no different. I have a feeling I’m not the only person who feels this way.

  8. bob says:

    I only knew Chris through his book and appearances on SOFREP. The one thing that consistantly impressed me was his humility. Above all the attention, fame, glory, and notoriety, Chris came off as a down-to-earth guy, who appreciated the things he’d been given. That’s rare these days. I cannot fathom the grief that is being felt by those to whom he was closest. In the end I can say this: Thank you Chris, for your dedication to serving your nation on and off the battlefield. You carried a heavy burden, and our country owes you a debt that can never be repaid. Rest easy Chief, we’ll stand your next watch.

  9. Anonyomous says:

    After I read Chris’s Book. I was inspired to serve the U.S. Military. And Am on my way to doing that now.