Kyle, Christopher Scott, SOC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
SO-5326-Combatant Swimmer (SEAL)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Special Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
1999-2009, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SEAL Team 3
Service Years
1999 - 2009
SO-Special Warfare Operator
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Contact Info
Home Town
Odessa, Texas
Last Address
Glen Rose, Texas

Date of Passing
Feb 02, 2013
Location of Interment
Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Statesmans' Meadow, Section 2 (G) Row:A Number:10

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US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Persian Excursion

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Special Warfare Officer Badge
Naval Parachutist Badge

 Duty Stations
Naval Special Warfare  Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SEAL Team 3
  1999-2009, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)/SEAL Team 3
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2003-2010 Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
 Colleges Attended 
Tarleton State University
  1992-1994, Tarleton State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Kyle was killed February 2, 2013, at the Rough Creek Lodge shooting range in Erath County, Texas.  Local police captured the suspect Eddie Ray Routh, after a short freeway chase, which ended when Routh, who had left the scene of the shootings in Kyle's Ford F-350 truck, crashed into a police cruiser. He was arrested just before 9:00 p.m. the same day in Lancaster, Texas.  Erath County Sheriffs said the motive for the killing was unclear, and were unable to explain how Kyle was shot.
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Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle (April 8, 1974 ~ February 2, 2013) was a United States Navy SEAL and is known as the most lethal sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills (out of 255 claimed kills), although these statistics have not been released by the Pentagon.

When Kyle was 8, his father taught him to shoot. As a youth, he trained as a bronco rider for the rodeo, which he gave up after a serious injury to his arm. He had intended to volunteer and enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, and was recruited by the U.S. Army, but eventually enlisted with the U.S. Navy. Kyle served four tours in the second Iraq war, and was awarded the Bronze and Silver Star medals multiple times. Iraqi insurgents dubbed him the "Devil of Ramadi" and offered an increasing bounty for his head. He was shot twice, and was involved in six IED attacks.

Kyle decided to spend time with his family and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2009. He remained in the spotlight after leaving the Navy and wrote a New York Times bestselling autobiography, American Sniper. Kyle was shot and killed on February 2, 2013, near Chalk Mountain, Texas.

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