Said that he knocked down Jesse Ventura in 2006 for making derogatory remarks about the military. Ventura denied that the incident happened and filed a lawsuit against Kyle for defamation.
Awarded 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.
Chris was shot and killed while on an outing with 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, an Iraq/Afghanistan veteran struggling with PTSD. The three were at a gun range when Routh reportedly shot Chris and another person in the back. Routh was arrested in Lancaster after a brief chase in Kyle's stolen truck. Chris Kyle was awarded two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. He leaves behind a wife and two children.
Former Navy Seal sniper.
Good friends with Marcus Luttrell.