A very long and well done piece by D Magazine: Being in the military forced him to move a lot, and neither of his children was born in Texas. But for each birth, he had family send a box of dirt from home—so the first ground his kids’ feet touched would be Texas soil. Tweet
It has been just over a month since Chris Kyle was murdered. An artist in Florida began work on this statue just two days after Chris’ death.
One great American donating to the memorial fund of another great American.
I’m about to jump on my bike and head over to the Texas State Cemetery, where I’ll join hundreds (if not 1000+) of my fellow Patriot Guard Riders to help honor CPO (SEAL) Chris Kyle, who is being laid to rest about noon today.
Having ridden on too many of these PGR missions for our fallen heroes, I already know how heavy the day will weigh on me. And even then, I won’t be prepared sufficiently for the occasion. I’m moved nearly to tears now just thinking about it.
Witnesses said a gunman opened fire on the men at around 3:30 yesterday afternoon before fleeing in a pick-up truck belonging to one of the victims, according to a local newspaper.