Chris Kyle is releasing a book on his life and career as a sniper / special operations soldier this week - American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
For his deadly track record as a marksman during his deployment to Ramadi, the insurgents named him 'Al-Shaitan Ramad' -- the Devil of Rahmadi -- and put a $20,000 bounty on his head.The article in the 'Mail is quite interesting - and offers some historical references about some other great American military snipers as well as info about the greatest military sniper of all time - a Finn.
'I thought to myself, “Oh, hell yeah!” It was an honor,' he told Texas Monthly magazine when Army intelligence told him about his infamy.
But his Navy SEAL companions gave him a different name 'the Legend.'
His most legendary shot came outside Sadr City in 2008 when he spotted an insurgent with a rocket launcher near an Army convoy -- 2,100 yards away.
At that distance, 1.2 miles, he fired a shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle. It struck home, knocking the man over dead. 'God blew that bullet and hit him,' Mr Kyle told the New York Post.
But one other aspect of Mr. Kyle is worthy of note -and this one comes to us from Breibart TV which highlights an interview that Mr. Kyle gave...
This tells the story about former Navy SEAL, conspiracy theorist, and ex-Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura being at a wake attended by Chris Kyle in honor of a fallen US Navy SEAL, Michael Mansoor. While at the wake, Ventura not only railed against the war in Iraq, but denigrated the US Military for murdering innocent women and children before saying 'we deserve to lose a few guys'.
This at a wake honoring a posthumous winner of the Medal of Honor for jumping on a grenade to save his buddies?!
Kyle knocked Ventura to the floor with a punch.
Kyle should never have to buy a drink ever again.