I Lived The Literal Meaning Of American Sniper By Chris Kyle

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“I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. Even at a ball game, when someone talks during the anthem or doesn’t take off his hat, it pisses me off. I’m not one to be quiet about it, either.” I read the biography titled American Sniper written by Chris Kyle. This book is about Chris and his four tours to Iraq, which is where he was deemed the deadliest sniper in all of U.S history with 160 confirmed kills. He explains all of the personal and war problems he had while he was there. He explains what he went through, what he experienced and what is friends experienced. People say that he was a ruthless, uncaring murderer. I don’t see it …show more content…

He killed those people because he had authorization to kill them. For him to have authorization they had to be a military age male, (18-25) had to have a weapon and were making a movement or action to try and kill the troops he was overwatching. He had a personal thought on it too. He thought that the people he killed were truly bad. "Every person I killed I strongly believe that they were bad.” "When I do go face God there is going to be lots of things I will have to account for, but killing any of those people is not one of them." Also he felt as though he felt responsible for them because he was more trained than the Marines that were clearing housing. He felt that everyone that he couldn’t save hurt him more than the ones he did save. “People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.” I personally do not believe that Chris was a murderer. I believe that he killed those Iraqis because he was protecting his men and …show more content…

He went to church every sunday when home on leave, read the bible and loved his country. Even in over in Iraq he still had faith with him. “I’m not the kind of person who makes a big show out of religion.” “I believe, but I don’t necessarily get down on my knees or sing real loud in church. But I find some comfort in faith, and I found it in those days after my friends had been shot up. Ever since I had gone through BUD/S (SEAL training), I’d carried a Bible with me. I hadn’t read it all that much, but it had always been with me. Now I opened it and read some of the passages. I skipped around, read a bit, skipped around some more. With all hell breaking loose around me, it felt better to know I was part of something bigger.” He also had a saying that his dad passed on to him. “I was raised with, and still believe in, the Christian faith. If I had to order my priorities, they would be God, Country, Family,” “These days I’ve come around to believe that Family may, under some circumstances, outrank Country. But it’s a close

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