February 2, 2013

Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

chris-kyleI 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.


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is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he is now working towards a degree in Political Science at Columbia University. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, the PROMIS series, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Txazz

    Texas gym named after Chris Kyle to aid struggling veterans Jan 31, 2014 Related: http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/bfont-color000000VIDEOfontb-Chris-Kyles-brother-honors-his-legacy-242998251.html “He was definitely a huge pillar in my life,” said Jeff Kyle, an eight-year Marine veteran and Chris Kyle’s brother. He is pleased that enough donations could be raised to open the Chris Kyle Memorial Gym in Junction, Texas. Before he died, Kyle was involved in a project to help veterans work through post-traumatic stress through fitness. “I don’t think we’ll ever catch up to what our veterans need,” Jeff Kyle said. http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/Texas-gym-named-after-Chris-Kyle-to-aid-struggling-veterans-243019861.html

  • Txazz

    Judge Considers Tossing Lawsuit Filed By Jesse Ventura Against Chris Kyle’s Widow Friday, January 31, 2014 http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jan/31/judge-lawsuit-filed-jesse-ventura-chris-kyle/

  • Txazz

    Yes, it has been a year!  See what his folks put on, Roping/Auction in his memory. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/01/one-year-later-remembering-and-honoring-chris-kyle-navy-seal-americas-deadliest-sniper/

  • Txazz

    Long before trial, fight between Chris Kyle’s widow Taya and Jesse Ventura grows increasingly nasty  By http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/author/rwilonsky/ http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/long-before-trial-fight-between-chris-kyles-widow-taya-and-jesse-ventura-grows-increasingly-nasty.html/ Any day now a federal judge in Minnesota will rule on Taya Kyle’s request to transfer http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2012/09/in-court-jesse-ventura-fires-back-at-local-navy-sniper-who-claimed-in-book-interviews-he-punched-the-former-governor.html/e to downtown Dallas. But until that happens, attorneys representing the widow of slain American Sniper Chris Kyle and the wrestler-turned-governor continue to trade barbs in court documents, including one filed Tuesday, that grow increasingly ugly. http://thescoopblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/long-before-trial-fight-between-chris-kyles-widow-taya-and-jesse-ventura-grows-increasingly-nasty.html/

  • EileenHuber

    Thanks Txazz for the links on JV vs CK/TK.  I'm hoping to see lots of Seals accompany Taya to Minnesota to show their support. Can you spread the word???   Also thank you for the info on Routh's indictment.