One year ago today I had to report on the kind of an incident that no one ever wants to. It was the death of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. The authorities soon apprehended fellow Veteran Eddie Ray Routh for the murders and he is set to stand trial this May. But I’m not here to rehash what happened that day.
The loss of both Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefiled is a tragedy. They were family men; Fathers, Sons, Husbands, Providers and Veterans.
Rest In Peace, Men…
Over the course of the past year I’ve learned that many knew Chris Kyle and many more have pretended to, in some twisted means to capitalize on the man’s death for their own agenda. Either way, he touched the lives of many, through his direct presence or his books.
Although not as well known, Kyle’s companion on the range that day, Chad Littlefield was also a family man and fellow Veteran. His loss is as much a tragedy as Kyle’s and I ask that when you think of Chris Kyle today, you remember his friend as well.
There remains a memorial trust for both men if you feel the wish to donate: www.chriskylememorialtrust.org
As for this post, I hope that those who’s lives were touched by Chris Kyle or Chad Littlefield will take a moment to share.