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Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost
SOFREP ^ | 2-2-2013 | Jack Murphy

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:28 PM PST by smoothsailing

Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

by · February 2, 2013 · Posted In: SOF News
Kyle

chris-kyle I am saddened to have to announce the tragic loss of another one of our own. This has been a hard year for the Special Operations community, perhaps the SEAL community most of all.

Today Chris Kyle was shot and killed at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge in Texas, murdered along with a second individual.

Chris had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Part of this process involved taking these veterans to the range where one of them snapped and killed Chris and his neighbor for reasons that remain unknown at this time. The perpetrator then stole Chris’ vehicle in an attempt to escape but we have received word that the police have since arrested him.

Chris Kyle served as a sniper in the US Navy SEALs and is best known to the American public from writing his memoir, “American Sniper.” After his service, Chris ran a training program called The Craft. Although recognized as America’s deadliest sniper, Chris was known to friends as a very down to earth and humble man. He was also a friend of SOFREP and worked closely with Brandon Webb on a recent project of ours.

I just got off the phone with Brandon who is understandably upset over losing another friend not long after laying Glen Doherty to rest a few months ago. The entire SOF community is still in shock over this incident, and we will have more to say on the matter as the situation develops.

Right now it is simply the time to have a moment of silence for Chris Kyle and his friend who was murdered alongside him.



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KEYWORDS: banglist; benghazi; chriskyle; glendoherty; routh; sniper; specialforces
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The 25-year-old suspect was apprehended about five hours later in Lancaster, southeast of Dallas, more than 70 miles from the scene, Bryant said.

The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh again try to flee in a vehicle but was stopped after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said.

"The suspect has been caught and is in custody in Lancaster," the sheriff said. Erath County sheriff's investigators and Texas Rangers were securing a capital murder warrant.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4595767/top-navy-seal-sniper-killed-on.html#storylink=cpy

1 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:36 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Better link....

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/02/02/4595767/top-navy-seal-sniper-killed-on.html


2 posted on 02/02/2013 8:30:12 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo; Lancey Howard

ping


3 posted on 02/02/2013 8:34:00 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

RIP a great American HERO


4 posted on 02/02/2013 8:36:54 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: smoothsailing

Another thread well underway here, FRiend. Maybe the mods can meld them?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2984764/posts

May God rest his immortal soul.
Tatt


6 posted on 02/02/2013 8:42:13 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

bump


7 posted on 02/02/2013 8:44:27 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Does that shotgun have an orange tip on the end of the barrel?


8 posted on 02/02/2013 8:45:51 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Yep, you’ll find a lot of my posts on that thread.

This thread is dispel conspiracy theories that were cropping up on that thread.


9 posted on 02/02/2013 8:50:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What’s odd about it?


10 posted on 02/02/2013 8:51:32 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

A couple of months ago (how long ago was that? Not long ago) someone on this site predicted this death.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 8:53:12 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

This photoshopped photo of that usurper commie bastard should not be on a BADASS SEAL Hero thread ~

RIP Chris ~


12 posted on 02/02/2013 8:55:17 PM PST by simplesimon (NEVER forget Benghazi ~!)
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To: smoothsailing

>> This thread is dispel conspiracy theories that were cropping up on that thread.

The theories are premature and, in my opinion, unnecessarily shift the focus away from the heart of the tragedy.

Another sad day for America.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 8:58:31 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: smoothsailing

RIP.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 9:02:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: smoothsailing

Rest in peace brother. Sad.


15 posted on 02/02/2013 9:03:37 PM PST by rktman (Live the oath you took or get out of office!)
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To: smoothsailing

Just damn....


16 posted on 02/02/2013 9:05:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: smoothsailing

RIP


17 posted on 02/02/2013 9:06:11 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: smoothsailing

Sarah Palin has posted on her Facebook page about this. Chris was a friend of the Palins. He had helped out with security at the premiere of her movie “The Undefeated”, in Pella, IA.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 9:06:48 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

I don’t do Facebook, could you provide a link? Thx.


19 posted on 02/02/2013 9:09:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: simplesimon

Via FReepmail, I’ve asked the mod to remove it. The likeness of Obama has no place on a thread honoring Chris Kyle, a true American hero.


20 posted on 02/02/2013 9:09:25 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: freekitty

this is a hit ... HIT ...


21 posted on 02/02/2013 9:10:48 PM PST by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...))
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To: smoothsailing

If you go to the link, there is a video interview of Chris Kyle. One of the interesting things you’ll find out about this hero is that the profits from his book American Sniper go to help the families of his brother Seals who fell in action.

Godspeed Chris, and I know your brother Seals will rally around your family.


22 posted on 02/02/2013 9:10:58 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: freekitty

this is a hit ... HIT ...


23 posted on 02/02/2013 9:10:58 PM PST by DragonMarine (Capitalism works, but it has to be paid for. (From the halls of Montezuma...))
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To: wildbill

Thx wildbill.


24 posted on 02/02/2013 9:12:07 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for posting this thread and pinging me.

May Chris Kyle RIP, a true warrior and hero.


25 posted on 02/02/2013 9:14:42 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Moorings

I just read Sarah’s post on facebook..I am in complete shock over this..I remember when Chris was with Todd on “Stars Earn Stripes” such a wonderful man..another honorable man taken from us far too soon..RIP Chris Kyle, an American Hero


26 posted on 02/02/2013 9:17:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: smoothsailing

Rest in His arms hero. But still. DAMMIT!!!


27 posted on 02/02/2013 9:18:48 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: smoothsailing
I don't do facebook either. You (or anyone) can go to her page at- Sarah's Facebook
28 posted on 02/02/2013 9:19:13 PM PST by Moorings
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To: jazusamo

I had to get off that other thread, all the nonsense was making me mad.


29 posted on 02/02/2013 9:19:42 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Moorings

Thanks!


30 posted on 02/02/2013 9:21:21 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: All

Sarah Palin
36 minutes ago
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tonight. Todd and I first met Chris in Pella, Iowa, when he helped out with security for the premiere of the film “The Undefeated.” And later we became friends with Chris when he was on “Stars Earn Stripes” with Todd. Chris was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a true American hero who loved our country and served honorably. He was loved and admired by so many, and he will never be forgotten.

- Todd and Sarah Palin

https://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin


31 posted on 02/02/2013 9:22:25 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I hear you.

A very nice post by Todd and Sarah Palin, I can see them being good friends with Chris.


32 posted on 02/02/2013 9:25:36 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I’m done for the night.

I’ll catch you tomorrow, Brother.


33 posted on 02/02/2013 9:28:11 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Sarah Barracuda

A good man, and a hero.


34 posted on 02/02/2013 9:33:05 PM PST by Moorings
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To: smoothsailing

Disturbing on many levels. America’s finest assassinated.

R.I.P., sir.

Condolences to Chris Kyle’s family and friends and same of his friend.


35 posted on 02/02/2013 9:38:36 PM PST by PGalt
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To: smoothsailing

If a doctor gave the OK for men suffering from combat-oriented PTSD to go to a firing range as part of their treatment, that doctor needs to be brought before a review board.


36 posted on 02/02/2013 9:54:00 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: smoothsailing

My goodness. Prayers for his wife and children.


37 posted on 02/02/2013 9:54:22 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Well there CAN be “desensitization” protocols, but they have to be carefully supervised. I doubt they’d just send him there and say good luck. Or maybe they would, knowing how discombobulated the VA can get.


38 posted on 02/02/2013 9:56:59 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: DragonMarine

i still cry there’s something fishy. don’t care, this stuff ain’t random nor purely concidental.


39 posted on 02/02/2013 10:03:52 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: smoothsailing

Will the shooter accidently be killed also?


40 posted on 02/02/2013 10:05:54 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

From what I’ve read, Routh wasn’t in the Marine corp’s long enough to have been deployed. Perhaps he went there as a friend of someone else?


41 posted on 02/02/2013 10:50:47 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: smoothsailing

Prayers for Chris Kyle and his friend, and their loved ones!


42 posted on 02/02/2013 11:25:16 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: smoothsailing

Why did they take a man who obviously had severe PTSD to the shooting range? The only thing I can think of is that he was afraid of guns after a traumatic incident, but he obviously needed intensive therapy. I don’t know what therapist would recommend sending him there, and if that therapist did, I would think the therapist would have ascertained that his mental health was stable enough to go there and would have accompanied him. It’s either a therapist actually thought he was stable enough to go and sent him with these guys or these guys took it upon themselves to try to help him in this manner. Either way, this backfired in a big way.

This man is obviously a hero for his service to this country, and I see he was friends with the Palins. That’s more indication he was a good guy. We lost another good one too young. May he and his neighbor go with God.


43 posted on 02/03/2013 12:35:09 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Amberdawn

“Routh was driving Kyle’s truck at the time of his arrest
.”

WTH? Lots of unanswered questions. We’ll have to wait and hope the answers come out.


44 posted on 02/03/2013 1:05:25 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hm. You “made” me write a lengthy response but I decided against posting it. All I can really say is, in the type of PTSD I’m familiar with you don’t strive to desensitize the patient to the trauma, you attempt to re-sensitize them to their core personality as it existed prior to the trauma.

PTSD is nasty. Attempting to desensitize someone suffering from it is like juggling flares in the shallow end of a pool filled with aviation fuel. Sooner, rather than later, someone’s going to get killed.

But there are many other disorders where desensitization is very effective.


45 posted on 02/03/2013 1:22:59 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I can’t believe this has happened..I have his book..Saw him interviewed by O’Reilly and others. He was an American Hero.


46 posted on 02/03/2013 3:11:17 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: smoothsailing
The 25-year-old suspect was apprehended about five hours later in Lancaster, southeast of Dallas, more than 70 miles from the scene, Bryant said. The suspect, identified as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was pursued to a house in Lancaster by officers, including a local SWAT team. Routh again try to flee in a vehicle but was stopped after spikes were laid across a road, Bryant said. "The suspect has been caught and is in custody in Lancaster," the sheriff said. Erath County sheriff's investigators and Texas Rangers were securing a capital murder warrant.

Another 20's something male that intersects with Government--ex Marine.

Seal Commander in A'stan commits suicide. Doherty killed in Libya. 30 Seals on Seal Team 6 killed in copter crash in A'stan.

Something is very wrong here. This Administration is capable of anything--it is the biggest collection of Communists, anti-Americans, and thieves ever assembled in DC. And they are creating a pile of cash out of thin air and giving it to all their cronies to advance their country killing agenda.

47 posted on 02/03/2013 3:16:53 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82
Something is very wrong here.

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48 posted on 02/03/2013 4:18:35 AM PST by novemberslady
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To: smoothsailing

bump to the sky


49 posted on 02/03/2013 4:49:23 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: smoothsailing

Any idea on why?


50 posted on 02/03/2013 5:13:44 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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