While I gave Chris a hard time about his last NBC appearance, he was not happy when SOFREP reviewed the show but he understood. He also made sure I knew that he was all about raising Veteran awareness. I believed him 100% and respected him all the more for it.
When I called Chris and Marcus up about filming a special show they both agreed on the spot. We all volunteered our time for the show and nobody made a dollar off of it. It was our way of sharing a small piece of the SEAL community with the rest of the world. While Marcus couldn’t make the show due to a family emergency, my other friend Chris Osman gladly accepted the spot.
Me and a few of the guys have been burned by Hollywood production companies in the past. How many of you know that NATGEO’s for-hire production company stiffed Glen Doherty and two other SEALs on the Somalia sniper special titled Pirate Hunters? It’s a damn fiasco and NATGEO should be ashamed. They sent a weak apology and their production company went about their business. Good work NATGEO. It’s situations like this that drove us to produce our own content, by SOF, for SOF and for our great audience —YOU.
I’m proud of the guys involved with Inside the Team Room. We ended up with something more special than I could have ever imagined given the circumstances today.
It sickens me that some in the media have attempted to sensationalize the headlines. Time magazine should be ashamed of their latest title, Killer-Healer-Victim. He’s neither of the above Time. He’s nothing short of an American Hero who gave his life supporting his fellow Veterans. Whoever the editor was who picked that title has no fucking class or respect. Yes I said fuck, sometimes it helps. While I almost expect this behavior from today’s lower citizen class politicians like Ron Paul, who weigh in and grandstand, it still disgusts me that they show no respect for a man who did what his country asked of him.
Chris and his family gave 110%. He should be remembered not as a sniper or a killer but as “American Hero”. Did we call the flight crew that dropped the first Atomic bomb on Japan killers? They followed orders from their chain of command and ultimately the Commander-in-Chief, same as Chris and many others have. Some people are blind to this and would see his image tarnished, not on my watch. If you call yourself an American then respect the service and our troops that answer the call, period. Many of you know this but it’s worth saying for those who don’t. It’s easy to armchair quarterback from the comforts of a wannabe posh Senate or Congressional office, and it’s times like these where we get insight into certain media and politicians’ true character.
Shame on any media outlet or politician for calling Chris anything other than an American Hero. He and his family have sacrificed everything for this great country we all live in.
I’m asking you to do everything you can to share the Team Room Series on American Hero Chris Kyle. People need to know Chris. He often spoke of “One Team, One Fight”, and that there are a lot of American Warfighters who sacrifice everyday for America. Some of these Warfighters need our help more than ever now, Chris knew this, and so do I.
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