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    'American Sniper' killed in Texas

    Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle Reportedly Killed at Shooting Range; Suspect Arrested
    By DEAN SCHABNER
    Feb. 3, 2013

    A man is under arrest in connection with the killing of two men at an Erath County, Texas, gun range, police said. One of the victims is reportedly former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Chris Kyle. ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas reported that three sources said Kyle, author of the New York Times bestselling book, "American Sniper," and a neighbor of his were shot while helping a soldier who is recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome at a gun range in Glen Rose. The suspect, identified as Eddie Routh, 25, was arrested in Lancaster, Texas, after a brief police chase, a Lancaster Police Department dispatcher told ABC News. Routh was driving Kyle's truck at the time of his arrest and was held awaiting transfer to Texas Rangers, according to police. Investigators told WFAA that Routh is a former Marine said to suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

    Kyle, 39, served four tours in Iraq and was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. From 1999 to 2009, Kyle recorded more than 150 sniper kills, the most in U.S. military history. After leaving combat duty, became chief instructor training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams, and he authored the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. He left the Navy in 2009. "American Sniper," which was published last year in 2012, became a New York Times best seller.
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    I read American Sniper. It was a rare glimpse into the physical and mental world of a professional sniper.

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    I have also read American Sniper two times and am truly sad to hear of this brave man's passing.

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    RIP, may the loving arms of God enfold him. He served his country and died serving his brothers a true hero.

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