Chris Kyle’s Blunt And Honest Interview With Time Magazine
Texas native, United States Navy Seal Chris Kyle, a name that should be known in every American household, is known as the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. Chris Kyle was killed in 2013 trying to help a Marine who allegedly suffered from PTSD.
Kyle was in the middle of a major controversy when he released an autobiography. As he mentions in this interview, it is 'kinda frowned upon' to share his story this way.
He explains his desire to tell the story of his fallen brothers who 'didn't get the medal of honor, so you don't know about them, but they died heroes. And people should know about them", as well as the sacrifices not only of the military members, but of their families.
Chris then explains how he was able to do his job. The thoughts, the emotions, and how he dealt with each situation. He goes into explain how you tend to be two different people -- one at home and one in a war.
When asked if there were any kills he regrets, Chris solemnly answers, "No. Not at all.'
The interviewer ask this question: "what if killing people turns out to be the thing you were better at than anything", and his answer is telling.
"I'm a better husband and father than I was a killer," he says.
I think that was the legacy that he wanted to leave behind. Not his kill record, not that he did what he had to do in situations I can't even imagine, but simply that he was a family man that loved his wife and kids.