Chris Kyle: Decorated Sniper Buried At Texas State Cemetery

Wed, February 13, 2013 9:30am EST by 3 Comments
Chris Kyle Funeral

It was a sad day in Texas on Feb. 12, as thousands of people lined the streets to pay their respects to decorated American sniper Chris Kyle at his funeral procession.

Chris Kyle was laid to rest on Feb. 12 at the Texas State Cemetary, after he was tragically murdered on Feb. 2. Chris, 38, was a former Navy SEAL and had completed four tours of duty in Iraq before his death, so it was no surprise that thousands of mourners lined the streets as Chris’ funeral procession made it’s way from his hometown of Midlothian to Arlington, a 200 mile journey.

Chris Kyle’s Sad Funeral 

Chris was buried at the Texas State Cemetery following his sad funeral at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Bagpipes played and military men saluted Chris’ coffin when it arrived, draped in an American flag, reports CNN.

Chris’ widow Taya Kyle gave an emotional and heartfelt speech about her devastation over losing her husband.

“Chris, there isn’t enough time to tell you everything you mean to me and everything you taught me,” she said. “He was the best dad in the whole world.”

Chris’s young children “Baby Girl”, 8, and “Bubba”, 6, were also present at his funeral.

Chris’ Sad Death

Chris, along with his friend Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at a North Texas gun range by Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25. His is believed to have killed the men because he was paranoid that they would kill him. Eddie was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

Chris is most famous for his career as a sniper, and he wrote a best-selling book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, which details his time as a Navy SEAL and vividly depicts his 150-plus kills in service from 1999 to 2009.

Our thoughts are with Chris’ wife and family.

WATCH: Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle’s Wife Gives Emotional Speech at His Funeral

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Posted at 10:21 AM on February 13, 2013  

why did nobody of the goverment gave him extra attention?
THE WAR WAS MAYBE PHYSICALLY OVER, but mentally just half way.

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Posted at 1:09 AM on February 15, 2013  

I dont know who you are talking, never heard of you, your a pathetic excuse for a human (not a man) who has no respect for the brave men and women who defend this Great Nation so you can have your disrespectful opinion but you will never be a man of honor or integrity, your pathetic. No respect for great AMERICAN HEROS like CHRIS KYLE. To say service members kill civilians for fun during war is down right wrong and obviously your to much of a coward to do any good for your country, let alone defend it. It is clear you are not educated, the twisted part is people like CHRIS KYLE can listen to your disgusting, disrespectful rants and want to go out and brave the hardships of war, die for it as a matter of fact, knowing that they are defending your freedom and will do so proudly with humility. Read AMERICAN SNIPER he never brags he didn’t wright for the fame or money, it was to make sure it was the TRUE account of what he did not some BS. YOU ARE NOTHING. GOD BLESS CHRIS KYLE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. Chris I just read your book, started it a few days after you were taken to the gates of heaven, you are a hero and your honor and courage will be echoed through out eternity.

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