… „WAR“ is a mass of people not knowing each other but shooting each other over nothing.
„WAR“ is an anonymous beast – unless you look at the fates of individuals… they you start to realize all the sadness of this artificial human self-destructive construct.
No one likes to die – especially not at the age of 38.
But even elite soldiers die – extremely sad – at home! beeing shot by a post traumatic stress disordered soldier-college.
Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle was fatally shot Feb. 2 at a central Texas gun range. He was 38.
READ: Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of ‘American Sniper,’ dies
On Saturday, February 2, 2013, Kyle and a companion, Chad Littlefield, were shot and killed at the Rough Creek Ranch-Lodge-Resort shooting range in Erath County, Texas by 25-year-old fellow veteran Marine Eddie Ray Routh, whom Kyle and Littlefield had purportedly taken to the gun range in an effort to help him with what they were told by his mother was post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Local police captured Routh after a short freeway chase, which ended when Routh, who had left the scene of the shootings in Kyle’s Ford F-350 truck, crashed into a police cruiser. Routh was arrested just before 9 p.m. the same day in Lancaster, Texas. Erath County sheriffs said the motive for the killing was unclear. Routh, from Lancaster, was arraigned February 2, 2013, on two counts of capital murder, according to Sgt. Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was taken to the Erath County Jail for holding under a $3 million bond.
A memorial service was held for Kyle at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on February 11, 2013. Kyle was buried on February 12, 2013, in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas, after a funeral processionfrom Midlothian, Texas, to Austin, stretching over 200 miles. Hundreds of local and out of state residents lined Interstate 35 to view the procession and pay their final respects to Kyle.
- Kyle, Chris; McEwen, Scott; DeFelice, Jim (2013). American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
- Kyle, Chris; Doyle, William (2013). American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms
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