Monday, February 25, 2013

CPO Chris Kyle, United States Navy Veteran

Chris Kyle was born on April 8, 1974 and passed away on February 2, 2013, at the age of 38, when he was killed at a shooting range in north Texas.

Chris proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a highly decorated Navy Seal.

On February 12, an interment service, with military honors by the United States Navy and a United States Army Detail of seven rifles, was held at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

Hundreds of Patriot Guard Riders converged on the cemetery and formed lines of America flags both inside and outside of the cemetery.  Many of them stood, with a flag, for more than two hours.

The 90 minute service concluded with the estimated 100 uniformed Navy Seals filing to the coffin, one by one, placing their Trident insignias on the lid, and, with their fists, pounding the pins into the wood.

CPO Chris Kyle was laid to rest within yards of the final resting place of legendary Texas Coach Darrell K. Royal. 

He is survived by his wife, Taya, and their two children.

With thanks to for image, and to Ceej Foy for additional photo.!/news/local/Chris-Kyle-Buried-at-Texas-State-Cemetery/190945861

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