The deadliest sniper in U.S. history performed near miracles on the battlefield. Then he had to come home.Full Story
I've no doubt that Kyle's wartime heroics saved many American lives, and that he and men like him deserve our thanks for the sacrifices they made. But in considering his legacy, I can't get past that story (first <a href="http://frontburner.dmagazine.com/2013/02/08/confirmed-american-sniper-chris-kyle-killed-two-men-at-a-gas-station-in-2009/" target="_blank">written by Mike on this blog</a>, and fleshed out at the beginning of his magazine piece) about Kyle killing two would-be carjackers at a gas station along Highway 67 south of Dallas.
Leave aside for the moment the issue of whether this story is true. Let's say that it all went down precisely as Kyle described it to Mike. I find that even more disturbing then if he'd just made the whole thing up. Here's why:Full Story
Chris Kyle was incredible. He was simply an incredible, real-life action hero. Before his death, he was already known as the deadliest sniper in American history and as a best-selling author. Since his death, a few reporters have heard trickles of other stories. Around Midlothian, one story in particular has been raising eyebrows. It goes something like this: when he was first back from Iraq, in 2009, Chris Kyle killed two armed men who were attempting to carjack him at a gas station.Full Story