Chris Kyle-HERO, Please read all kids. U need to know this

Published Date Author: , March 7th, 2016

*Interesting bit of information…worth taking a minute of your time to read….a story that seemed worth passing on. * For a few that might not know, Chris Kyle is the soldier that the book/movie – The American Sniper – was all about. *CHRIS KYLE* For those who may not know, here are a list of Chris Kyle’s awards. •2 Silver Stars with Combat Valor •5 Bronze Stars with Combat Valor •Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat Valor… •2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Valor •2 Combat Action Ribbons •Navy Presidential Unit Citation •Joint Meritorious Unit Award •Navy Unit Commendation •Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation •Navy Good Conduct Medal with 2 Service Star •National Defense Service Medal •Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal • Iraq Campaign Medal with 4 Campaign Stars •Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal •Global War on Terrorism Service Medal •Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Service Stars •Rifle Marksmanship Medal •Pistol Marksmanship Medal • United States Navy SEALs Insignia Here isa description of his funeral, definitely worth reading: *Chris Kyle: * This is apparently from a wife of one of the Navy Seals in attendance… it makes interesting, disturbing, but hardly surprising reading. *Chris Kyle*became the US armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not something he was happy about, other than the fact that in so doing, he saved a lot of lives. Three years ago, his wife Taya asked him to leave the SEAL teams because he had a huge bounty on his head by Al Qaeda. He did and wrote the book “The American Sniper” and 100% of the proceeds from the book went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq . That was the kind of guy Chris was. He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think firemen, how to protect themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. Chris was a giver not a taker. He, along with a friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young man that had served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD. *_Now I need_* *_to tell you about all of the blessings. _* *Southwest* *Airlines* flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport to the funeral… free of charge. The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel. *The Marriott**Hotel* reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared the hotel for only SEAL’s and family. *The**Midlothian, TX Police Department *paid the $45 a night for each room. I would guess there were about 200 people staying at the hotel, 100 of them were SEALs. *Two**large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid* *the bill) to **transport people to the different events and they also had**a* *few rental cars (donated).** * *The**police and secret service* *were on duty 24 hours during the stay at our hotel.* *_At the_**_Kyle house,_* *the Texas DPS__*_parked_ *_a large motor home _*in front to *block* the view from reporters. It remained there the entire five days for the SEALs to meet in and so they could use the restroom there instead of the bathroom in the house. *_Taya,_* *_their two small children and both sets of_* *_parents_* were staying in the home. Only a hand full of SEALS went into the home as they had different duties and meetings were held sometimes on an hourly basis. It was a huge coordination of many different events and security. Derek was assigned to be a Pall Bearer, to escort Chris’ body when it was transferred from the Midlothian Funeral Home to the Arlington Funeral Home, and to be with Taya. A tough job. Taya seldom came out of her bedroom. The house was full with people from the church and other family members that would come each day to help. I spent one morning in a bedroom with Chris’ mom and the next morning with Chad Littlefield’s parents (the other man murdered with Chris). A tough job. *_George W._*_*Bush and his wife Laura*_ , met and talked to everyone on the Seal Team one on one. They went behind closed doors with Taya for quite a while. They had prayer with us all. You can tell when people were sincere and caring. *_Nolan_*_*Ryan*_ sent his cooking team, a huge grill and lots of steaks, chicken and hamburgers. They set up in the front yard and fed people all day long including the 200 SEALs and their families. *_The next_*_*day a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in* *front of the house and fed all once again.*_Food was plentiful and all were taken care of. The *_family’s church_* kept those inside the house well fed. *_Jerry_*_*Jones,*_the man everyone loves to hate, was a rock star. He and his wife were just making sure everyone was taken care of….Class… *_He_*_*donated the use of Cowboy Stadium for* *the services*_ because so many wanted to attend. The charter buses transported us to the stadium on Monday at 10:30 am. Every car, bus, motorcycle was searched with bomb dogs and police. I am not sure if kooks were making threats trying to make a name for themselves or if so many *SEALs *in one place was a security risk, I don’t know. We willingly obliged. No purses went into the stadium! *_We_*_*were taken to The Legends room*_ high up and a large buffet was available. *That* *was for about 300 people* . We were growing. *_A_*_*Medal of Honor recipient was there,* *lots of secret service and police and Sarah Palin and her husband.*_ She looked nice. This was a very formal military service. The service started at 1:00 pm and when we were escorted onto the field I was shocked. We heard that about *10,000* *people had come to attend also. They were* *seated in the stadium seats behind us*. It was a beautiful and emotional service. The Bagpipe and drum corps were wonderful and *_the_*_*Texas A&M men’s choir*_stood through the entire service and sang right at the end. We were all in tears. *_The next_*_*day was the 200-mile procession*_ from Midlothian, TX to Austin for burial. It was a cold, drizzly, windy day, but the people were out. We had *_dozens_*_*of police motorcycle riders*, *freedom* *riders, five chartered buses and lots of cars*_ . You had to have a pass to be in the procession and still it was huge. *_Two_*_*helicopters*_circled the procession *_with_* *_snipers_* sitting out the side door for protection. *_It was_*_*the longest funeral procession ever in the state* *of Texas*_. People were everywhere. *The* *entire route was shut down ahead of us*, *_the_*_*people were lined* *up on the side of the road the entire way. *_ *_Firemen _*were down on one knee, *_police officers_* were holding their hats over their hearts, *_children_* waving flags,*_veterans saluting_* as we went by. *_Every_* *_bridge had fire trucks with large flags_* *_displayed_* from their tall ladders,*_people_*_*all along the entire 200 miles were standing in* *the cold weather*. _It was so heart warming. Taya rode in the hearse with Chris’ body so Derek rode the route with us. I was so grateful to have that time with him. The service was at *_Texas_*_*National Cemetery*_*.* Very few are buried there *_and you have to apply to_*_*get in*_. It is like people from the Civil War, Medal of Honor winners, a few from the Alamo and all the historical people of Texas. It was a nice service and the *_Freedom_*_*Riders*_ surrounded the outside of the entire cemetery to keep the crazy church people from Kansas that protest at military funerals away from us. *_Each_*_*SEAL*_put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris’ casket, one at a time. A lot hit it in with one blow. Derek was the only one to take four taps to put his in and it was almost like he was caressing it as he did it. Another tearful moment. *After the* *service Governor Rick Perry and his wife, Anita* , invited us to the governor’s mansion. She stood at the door, greeted each of us individually, and gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas . She was a sincere, compassionate, and gracious hostess. We were able to tour the ground floor and then went into the garden for beverages and BBQ.*_So many of the Seal team guys said that after they get_* *_out they are moving to Texas_.* They remarked that they had never felt so much love and hospitality. The charter buses then took the guys to the airport to catch their returning flights. Derek just now called and after a 20 hour flight he is back in his spot, in a dangerous land on the other side of the world, *protecting America.* We just wanted to share with you, the events of a quite emotional, but blessed week.” *To**t**his day, **_no one_**in the**White House has ever acknowledged Chris Kyle; his**service, his death, his duty, his generosity,**his caring, his life. * *However, *_the *President can call a sports person*_ *and congratulate him on his bravery for announcing* *to the world that he is gay. * *_He can say on_*_*national television*_ *that* *someone, a man who has committed a crime* *and* *was shot by police in the line of duty, _would have made him a good son. _* *_The SEALS_*__*_h_**_ave asked that you please, keep this moving if you think Chris Kyle would have made a good son_**.*


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