This article tells us the story of how a couple of his SEAL teammates were killed in action while they were in Fallujah. Kyle was a war hero, he really cared and thought of his SEAL mates as faily. Kyle ran across a street during a gun battle to get a wounded marine soldier. This shows he would risk his life for a soldier that was most likely going to die to see if he could possibly save them. Kyle has said before that he never take a shot back that he took, but he wishes he would have taken more to save some of the men he had lost along the way. Chris Kyle wanted to destroy all of the Taliban and protect his men, one day when they were searching all of the houses in the city of Ramadi, Kyle left his sniping position to train and help the marines who he said were only about 18 or 19 to perform the searching more safely. Chris said he witnessed too many IED explosions on the marines because they were not trained enough. Kyle was only in the Navy for sniping but because he was a SEAL he had to be trained in every scenario so he could be prepared for everything. Him leaving his sniping position to help the marines was not aloud but hit CO (Commanding Officer) did not mind considering Kyle was helping the marines and still protecting them and that he is the most lethal sniper in military history. RIP Chris Kyle U.S. Navy SEALs Sniper element, platoon "Charlie" MLA Citation: Ainsworth, Katherine. “American Heroes: Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.” US Patriot Tactical Blog, 3 Feb. 2015, https://blog.uspatriottactical.com/american-heroes-navy-seal-chris-kyle/
The article states exactly what went on in Iraq and Fallujah and what Kyle and his men did everyday. Kyle explained that during a firefight, the men weren’t as freaked out and nervous as when it is quiet everywhere, because during firefight they knew where the men were and when it was quiet they scared of being ambushed or another sniper. The article talks about how and where Kyle would hide when he was in Iraq, he would either be in the back of a room on a bad or set up on a roof. Chris Kyle wasn’t known at ever before his first tour in 2004. It was when he made a kill shot from 1,600 yards away with his 300. Win mag rifle. Kyle recorded 14 confirmed kills in under 24 hours and it was almost unbelievable. After the 2,400 yard shot, he was nicknamed “The Devil of Ramadi” and a 20,000 dollar bounty was put on his head and eventually it rose to 80,000. The article shows Kyle’s dedication and sacrifice and ultimately the love he had for this country to risk his life to protect our troops. MLA Citation: Martin, Chris. “Deadliest US Sniper's Greatest Foe Was Tween Playing Call of Duty.” New York Post, New York Post, 19 Dec. 2014, https://nypost.com/2014/12/07/meet-the-deadliest-sniper-in-us-military-history/
This article states what people thought of Chris Kyle and the movie “American Sniper”. Some democrats believed he was a coward and that his military career was just a killing spree, the people who said that have no idea what it is like to be in a war zone relying on your spot man to tell you distance and all the other measurements to take out a savage trying to take out our men. Those democrats are cowards and should take an uber to Iraq and see how they like it. The article also explains how advanced Navy SEALs snipers are and how they trained. One of Chris Kyle’s SEALs teammate Brandon Webb was a sniping trainer that would train SEALs snipers. “Depending on your degree of latitude and your magnetic bearings toward the target, the spin of the earth will actually affect, or counter, wind in some cases.” This quote from the article really shows a person how smart and all the calculations that go into taking a shot. Keep in mind, without a full barrel compressor, if the sniper misses their target and does not eliminate it, the snipers position can be compromised. MLA Citation: Scarborough, Rowan. “'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Essential in 2004 Fallujah Liberation.” The Washington Times, The Washington Times, 1 Feb. 2015, www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/1/american-sniper-chris-kyle-essential-in-2004-fallu/.
This piece of photojournalism shows us Chris Kyle’s weapon of choice during his deployments, but most of all it shows how nice and humble he was , pictures of him and his wife Tara, also a picture of him and a soldier that was on his SEAL team. The picture of him and his wife shows them at a gun range in Texas, he made a company called CRAFT and he trained police officers and also trained other military snipers. The picture of him laying down with his rifle represents of focused he was when he was on overhead watch during the day when the marines would perform search and seizures in Fallujah and Iraq. He would do 15 hours straight without moving so he wouldn't give up his position. Kyle also explains that he doesn’t think it was bad to kill all of those insurgents because they would have killed his men and he also stated that he would answer to God for every shot he has taken and wouldn't take one shot back. MLA Citation: Engel, Pamela. “The Incredible and Tragic Story of the Real-Life 'American Sniper'.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 20 Jan. 2015, www.businessinsider.com/chris-kyles-story-in-american-sniper-2015-1.
This is a very opinionated article giving us the opinions of people who have seen the movie. Some people like Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut are against guns and he is one if Connecticut's leading advocates for gun control. He believed that Kyle’s death would have been prevented if the man that shot him would’ve not been aloud to have possession of a weapon considering his bad PTSD. The man who killed Kyle always grew up in a gun friendly environment like the state capitol where people can just walk around with an open weapon. Overall, people’s opinion on this film is positive it really shows people what people do and sacrifice for our countries. This movie celebrates veterans by showing what they go through and what the war does to them and how they have to handle their lives after they are out of the war. The only negative opinions on the movie of Chris Kyle would be how it eulogizes the killing of the Iraqi insurgents but that’s stupid because that’s part of war and what causes PTSD in the first place. MLA Citation: Collins, Gail. “'American Sniper' Moral.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 5 Feb. 2015, www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/opinion/gail-collins-american-sniper-moral.html.
This source really gives me the background of Chris kyle and what he did for our country during the war in Iraq and Fallujah. There are vivid details on what he did during war with the amount of kills he had to the exact weapons he used and modifications. It also tells us what he did after he was honorably discharged from the Navy. Kyle was a loving man who loved this country and when he came back he helped police by training them. Kyle risked his life to protect our freedom, his interest for the military came when he was watching the news and saw all the killings of american soldiers in Iraq. Kyle joined the Seals after he was rejected for having metal implants in his arm but he was so determined and joined a 6 month seal training and eventually was accepted and graduated in March of 2001 in class 233. Kyle did 4 tours in Iraq and the Taliban called him “the devil of Ramadi” and placed a 20,000 dollar bounty on his head and it was eventually raised to 80,000 and there were signs with his face and his cross tattoo to identify him. MLA Citation: “Who Is Chris Kyle? Everything You Need to Know.” Childhood, Life Achievements & Timeline, Editors, TheFamousPeople.com, 13 Mar. 2018, www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/chris-kyle-15929.php.