One Year On – Remembering Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

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.

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6 Responses to “One Year On – Remembering Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield”

  1. JSHJr says:

    Sempri Fi.

  2. Bman says:

    May they rest in peace and their killer be hanged.

  3. AV says:

    Thanks for posting Eric. Appreciate you using your reach.

  4. Tim Mc says:

    A short story…
    I found out that he was coming to a training facility I worked at one day, I ran home and got my 11 year old daughter. I wanted my daughter to meet an American hero. My daughter asked Chris and his wife if she could shoot with them. He spent more time with her then with the owner of the range. It made me so proud he took the time with her she was so happy she drew him a picture of them shooting together. Later we found out he put the pic on his Facebook page.
    He has a very special place in my heart I know he does in my daughters. She did a book report on him a few weeks ago and drew this big Navy Seal trident and painted it gold.. She added some pictures of him and the school put it in their display case.
    God rest you both…

  5. Jason says:

    Rest in Peace.