February 2nd, 2015 marks 2 years since the tragic death of American hero Chris Kyle. Known as ‘The Legend’ he is the most lethal American sniper, credited with 160 confirmed kills.
I never had the chance to read his book yet, but after seeing American Sniper in theaters last week, it has extremely moved me. The movie gave us an inside look at what the sacrifices of serving in the military do to oneself and their family. Ever since I’ve seen it, I haven’t gone a day without praying for Chris Kyle and his family.
He left behind a loving wife and 2 young kids. I knew Chris Kyle was an American hero, but never realized just how selfless he was. It has been said he gave away much of his money he made from his book to those in need and helped fellow veterans in need who suffered from PTSD. Unfortunately, Chris Kyle’s life was taken away on this tragic day 2 years ago, just for doing a selfless act of helping a fellow veteran.
Although I admit I haven’t heard of Chris Kyle before his death, I still miss his presence, as does every American loving patriot. As sad as this tragedy was, God always has a bigger picture. I know deep down Chris is in heaven, and not hell like all his haters like to claim. He did his job by protecting his fellow soldiers and fulfilling the duties entrusted to him.
Why is it that the left hates self-defense? He defended us and saved lives, and they call him a cold-blooded murderer for it. And why do they blame him for the Iraq war? They say the war was immoral, so Chris’s actions were immoral too. This is very absurd. If they opposed the war, that was up to George W. Bush, not Chris Kyle. A soldier’s job is to serve this country in war, even if some view it was wrong.
And to the question of the legitimacy of the film, I believe it was very accurate because I take his friends and family’s word for it, and they said it was very good. And who would know Chris Kyle more than his loved ones? It is also obvious why the film is so popular. Instead of typical Hollywood movies, it is nice to have an American, patriotic film based on a true story filled with so much inspiration. The opponents and haters of Chris Kyle can hate all they want. But we know his legacy, and they don’t. We know Chris was a humble servant of God who put the needs of others ahead of his own.
May God bless Chris Kyle, his family, and America. May he rest in peace and may God comfort those of us who still mourn his loss.