RIP Chris Kyle…

Folks it appears Chris Kyle was killed at the range yesterday by a former Marine with PTSD.

Kyle was shot point-blank while helping another soldier who was recovering from post traumatic stress syndrome, officials said. The murders happened at a shooting range near the town of Glen Rose, about 53 miles southwest of Fort Worth.
The Erath County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert for the arrest of the suspect, who was later identified as Eddie Routh, 25. Officials warned that Routh was traveling in a Ford F-150 pickup with large tires and rims. They said he was believed to be highly trained with military experience.
Routh was reportedly later captured in Lancaster, south of Dallas.
Investigators believe Routh, a former Marine, turned his weapon on Kyle and the second victim before fleeing the scene.

Kyle had moved over and started a training company, Craft International specializing in long range, AR, and pistol courses.  He also was heavily involved in giving back to service members coming back with PTSD, wounded warriors and others at the range he used.  

Kyle was a true hero, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all those at Craft.

Rest in Peace Kyle and  know you will be missed.


RIP Chris Kyle… — 16 Comments

  1. Bob- Agree

    CP- That it is. Trying to help somebody and this is the thanks he gets…

    WSF- That’s pretty bad, but typical of NBC.

    Brighid- Yes it is.

  2. I can’t tell you how sad I am over this. He was a great American Hero, and it just breaks my heart.

    On the other side of things, unfortuantly there will be those that will use this incident to further the anti-gun agenda, now saying that veterans are too unstable to own fire arms…

  3. LL- Yep, not much else can be said…

    Tim- Yeah…

    JUGM- Good (sad) point.

    N1- Yep, both families will be suffering.

  4. I had posted this earlier, but I made a supposition that it was a “hit” either ideological or money. I did not expect to find out that it was a fellow veteran that did the deed, that caught me offguard. I expected something else rather than what I found out.