Part of the reason why I’m making a post on this news story is due to the fact that those of us on Veritas Domain have strong sentiments with the military, and some of us have served in the US military. Chris Kyle was a Navy SEALs sniper who also happened to have the most confirmed kill in US history, and was engaged in every single major conflict in Iraq this last decade. I have previously reviewed his autobiography on this blog previously before HERE.
Yesterday, milliblogs lit up with news of his murder. Here’s the story on this tragedy from ABC NEWS:
Eddie Ray Routh, 25, is the alleged suspect.
While details are sketchy it seems that he was shot by a former Marine in the back. When I heard the news I was rather shocked. Chris Kyle is a real life American hero and the reason why I like him so much is because of his strong love for his family evident in his book and also his love for the average soldier, Marines and sailors he was protecting with his sniper role.
Even being out of the military he tried to help Marine veterans who had Post Tramatic Stress Disorder according to the reputable milliblog SOF REP.
What a tragedy. Shot by the very person he was trying to help. The risk that Chris Kyle took to help…
I can’t help but to think about another Person who risked His life to save the very people that are His enemies–Jesus Christ of Nazareth.