The American Sniper: Chris Byle's Autobiography

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American Sniper is one of the new hits that has been brought to us. It is an autobiography about Chris Kyle and his crazy journey of how he became one of the most deadliest snipers known to man. This title was awarded as New York’s Best Seller at the end of 2012. Chris Kyle was just your average teenager. Growing up in Texas, Chris didn’t know it but he was about to become one of the most lethal snipers in history. Kyle became interested in joining the US Marine Corps with interest in special operations. The recruiter suggested that he become a SEAL but was first rejected because Chris had pins in his arm from a rodeo accident. Two weeks after the rejection, it was reconsidered and Chris entered the BUD/S training. The BUD/S is a training process that everyone needs to pass in order to become a Navy SEAL. “The two-month training period begins with a Physical Screening Test. The goal: Improve the candidate's' physical readiness for the rigorous activity they will face at BUD/S. The Prep School ends with a modified Physical Screening Test. The test is a 1000 - yard swim, push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and a four-mile run. These are the minimum standards expected: -1000-yard swim - with fins (20 minutes or under) -Push-ups: at least 70 (two-minute time limit) -Pull-ups: at least 10 (two-minute time limit) -Curl-ups: at least 60…show more content…
On his first sniper lookout, the building Chris was inside of was shot with an RPG and the whole wall blew up and land onto his knee. Kyle later went to get it checked out and learned he had completely tore his ACL and MCL in his knee. He had to miss 6-weeks of fighting time which he hated to do so much. Once he got back, he experienced another bad instance. His good friend he met in BUD/S was sent home in a coffin. He didn’t make it out alive. Also, one of his platoon members was shot in the head and was completely blinded by the gunshot
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