This should be dominating national news. No, he’s not Michael Jackson nor Whitney Houston; but his name should be etched onto the lips and engraved upon the hearts of every person in America along with the words, “Thank you”.
WACO (February 12, 2013)—The funeral procession for slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, which the Department of Public Safety says may be the longest in U.S. history, passed through Central Texas on Interstate 35 Tuesday morning on its way to the Texas State Cemetery where Kyle will be laid to rest.
Hundreds of residents lined the highway and packed highway overpasses to pay tribute to the slain war hero.
CJ is among those out there, paying his respects.
Thousands Attended Memorial Service Monday
Thousands of people attended a public memorial service for Kyle on Monday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
Military pallbearers carried Kyle’s flag-draped coffin into the stadium Monday, as some of Kyle’s relatives walked behind it.
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was among those who attended the service.
“God bless this great warrior,” she said in a Facebook post.
She expressed disappointment that U.S. flags weren’t flying at half-staff for Kyle.
(Chris Kyle’s Obituary)
Kyle’s widow Tara fought back tears as she spoke at the memorial, telling a crowd estimated at 7,000 that their marriage was a “crazy ride” and a deeply fulfilling experience.
She said people always told her Kyle was lucky that she stayed with him, but she said she’s the one who was lucky that Kyle stayed with her.
She told the mourners that he’ll always be with her.
Kyle’s friends and military comrades called him a dedicated family man known for his sense of humor, compassion, selflessness and generosity.
During the service, country music star Randy Travis sang “Whisper My Name,” which he said Kyle’s widow told him was a meaningful song for the couple.
Travis also sang “Amazing Grace.”
Bagpipers played as Kyle’s flag-draped coffin was carried out of the stadium at the conclusion of the service.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, in a statement Monday, called Kyle “the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks.”
“Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process,” Perry said.
“Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing.”
Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 shooting deaths of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.
Kyle, who completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper,” earned a reputation as one of the military’s most lethal snipers during four tours of duty in Iraq.
Thousands lined streets and highway overpasses in Midlothian, Texas, on Tuesday to pay respects to slain former Navy SEAL Christopher Kyle as his funeral procession travels 200 miles to Austin.
The procession left Tuesday morning from Midlothian, Mr. Kyle’s hometown. Police along the route, which has been mapped along U.S. 287 to Interstate 35E, are asking well-wishers to pause for the procession along side roads and overpasses, rather than on the highway, NBC reports. (Click here to view video)
“I think it’s wonderful that they’re honoring this man. So I think it’s — I think it’s beautiful,” said Midlothian resident Ana Juarez, in the NBC report.
Mr. Kyle, 38, was a celebrated veteran who completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper.”
Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Mr. Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.
The procession is being headed by military personnel, emergency first responders and the Patriot Guard, NBC says. Mr. Kyle will be buried at Texas State Cemetery.
Even though the U.S. Armed forces harbor more great heroes, people like the Sniper Chris Kyle are seldom born. Even after he’s passed away, people from all over the world continue to praise his achievements. Yesterday iNewsBucket.com featured some beatiful excerpts from the sniper’s own biography.
The biography of Sniper Chris Kyle is truly a window to a whole new world altogether. Beautifully explaining in lucid detail, the book guides the reader throughout the course of Chris Kyle’s life, right from childhood till his retirement. The book explains in great details exactly what people in the armed forces have to go through, along with listing all the necessary set of skills that are required to keep the hand steady, for a one shot kill. The website iNewsBucket.com has picked up some epic, vigorous moments from “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military.” These excerpts very beautifully sum up the life of the Navy SEAL, giving the readers an inexplicable glance into a life that is totally different from an average human being. Some of the passages refer to his life when he got influenced by factors that led him to take interest in the armed forces, while others immerse the readers into the scope of a gun, taking aim, holding steady. These extracts are amazing for anyone that doesn’t know what it’s like to live life as a legend.
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