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Chris Kyle's American Sniper

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In the elite community of Navy SEAL heroes, Chris Kyle has surged above the rest of the community and distinguishes himself as unique. American Sniper is a retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle 's autobiography on how he became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, with more than 160 official kills in the Iraq war from 2003 to 2009. This autobiography gives insight to what it is like fighting in war, and protecting American lives. Chris Kyle grew up in small town north-central Texas. Learning the importance of family, and traditional values like patriotism, self-reliance, and looking out for your family and neighbors. These values would follow Kyle throughout his life, and to war. From learning how to shoot on childhood hunting…show more content…
military history, and the horror he lived through. This autobiography gives insight to whats its like living through and fighting in a war. Revealing the real problems and evil in this world. The thesis is developed by telling Chris Kyle 's life story starting when he was growing up then continues to tell the story of his life after the war. Kyle recounts numerous experiences fighting in the war, but also explains what was going on in his life and what it’s like to be a soldier in war. He went on his first tour a little after 9/11. Kyle makes clear that this was a war on Saddam Hussein not Osama Bin Laden. During his first tour, Kyle and his platoon were in a dune buggy which got stuck in wet sand, they were in a firefight under attack. When they left the dune buggy they were inside the Iraqis defense perimeter, and then were gassed. They were outnumbered, but all sorts of aircraft were overhead. The planes nailed the enemies, explosions, and bullets were all around. Kyle thought to himself “This is great, I love this. It’s nerve-wracking and exciting and I love it” (Kyle pg.77). Kyles love for his job is revealed early on and in a message that is repeated throughout the book. When he returned home after this tour he suffered with PTSD and was very disgusted with America. Kyles wife Taya says “The first time Chris came home, he was really disgusted with everything, especially with America. In the car on the way back to our house, we listened to the radio. People weren’t talking about the war; life went on as if nothing was happening in Iraq” (Kyle pg. 92). This shows the reader how differents Kyle’s life was from the rest of America, and how different a soldier 's life is from everyone else. When he was home his wife became pregnant with their son. Soon after his son was born Kyle had to go back on his second tour. When he came back the country had been liberated from Saddam
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