February 2, 2013

Chris Kyle, Another Brother Lost

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.


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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

    Chris Kyle Murder Trial Delayed Trial will not begin on May 5 Friday, May 2, 2014 This week, Routh's defense has asked for more time to comply with a new state law that expands DNA testing in death penalty cases.  The paper reported Judge Jason Cashon granted a motion for continuance earlier this week. It is not yet known how much more time is needed to complete the testing. A date for a new trial has not yet been set. http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Chris-Kyle-Murder-Trial-Delayed-257713261.html

  • Txazz

    Update on Taya Kyle: Taya Kyle, widow of 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle, endures with help from Lake Oswego family http://www.oregonlive.com/lake-oswego/index.ssf/2014/03/american_sniper_widow_taya_kyl.html

  • Txazz

    DNA testing could delay start of Routh trial Apr 1, 2014 http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/attorneys-dispute-dna-in-kyles-murder-case/ Attorneys Dispute DNA In Kyle’s Murder Case April 1, 2014 http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/attorneys-dispute-dna-in-kyles-murder-case/ Keeping the Kyles and the Littlefields in prayer

  • 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/