December 15, 2014

On Set With American Sniper The Movie

I know everyone is excited to see Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film, American Sniper, based on the life of my former SEAL TEAM 3 teammate Chris Kyle.

I can tell you that it’s going to be great movie and takes a look at the complications of being a sniper on and off the battlefield. Eastwood, Cooper and Warner Brothers did a fantastic job with this one.

The last photo is of my teammate and friend Elliot Miller who was severely injured in combat operations in Iraq. Elliot is a fighter, and it was great to see Clint and the boys go out of their way to spend some time with him. Special thanks to Scott McEwen for sharing a few of his photos. Be sure to check out Scott’s work on his Facebook.


American Sniper, The Movie
American Sniper, The Movie
On Set With American Sniper The Movie

If you’re interested in more about Navy SEAL Snipers, and SEAL sniper school, check out these three books:

The Red Circle, by Brandon Webb

Modern American Snipers, by Chris Martin

Target America, by Scott McEwen


About the Author

is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with combat deployments to Afghanistan, and Iraq. During his last tour he served as the west coast sniper Course Manager at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He is Editor-in-Chief of, a SOFREP contributing editor, and a New York Times best selling author (The Red Circle & Benghazi: The Definitive Report). Follow him on twitter here.

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  • YankeePapa

    ColonelProp , . ...Well, not smoking "room", but rather smoking section.  Facing the screen, forward right quarter.  Had seats with ash trays (emptied and cleaned after every showing.   . ...Salisbury had two drive-in theaters.  I forget how many regular theaters Salisbury had.  All but one film in regular theater I saw at the two largest ones.  There was a small "cult-theater" over the ice skating rink (yes... Salisbury had one of those...)  I went there when they were showing "Zulu..."  I remember it was very near "Silencer City"  (muffler shop... mufflers were called "silencers..." auto body shops called "panel beaters...")  . ...Rhodesia (unlike South Africa) did not have apartheid.  But above theaters mostly patronized by white Rhodesians and fully detribalized black Rhodesians.  . ... High school grads and military vets and others would routinely be fully de-tibalized... (had nothing to do with ties to community... rather outlook on life...)  One way to tell at a glance... two men in three piece suits... the one wearing polished shoes detribalized... maybe a department manager at Woolworth... the one in bare feet, a garden boy...  . ...The partially de-tribalized Africans had a theater in Harare township that they preferred... the Liberty theater as I recall.  Almost always showing Bruce Lee and other "chop-saki" films. . ...As to the States... I decry the loss of drive-in theaters.  Last one gone from Boise before I returned in 1997.  Mountain Home lost its after final showing of Mulan ca. 1998.  I think one is left in Caldwell area... unfortunately (as I recall from 1997 visit) surrounded by cattle feeding areas... on a hot summer night the smell... . "...Ah, the old days are gone forever..."  . ...1st Sgt. Quincannon- "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon..." . -YP-

  • CarpeNoctem

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  • Recon6

    ColonelProp  I remember 'drive in movies' and they were the Best place for a date night, If you were with the right girl.....6

  • Recon6

    pamlful  LOL, yes it does "show your age" !!  But times were certainly different and a lot safer for kids....6