Our buddy, Alex Horton, writes the best warrior’s tribute to Chris Kyle at the New York Times “At War” blog that you will read. I promise;
A profound dedication to the safety of fellow troops will always mark snipers generally, and Mr. Kyle in particular, both in and out of war. And for the battle to return home that can last decades, veterans everywhere lost a good man watching over them.
I’m willing to bet Iraqi insurgents had the same debates and fears about the Devil of Ramadi that we did about Juba. Was he even real? Could he ever be killed? For both sides, only one thing was certain: he was more than a man and a rifle.
Meanwhile the investigation continues. Athena sends us links to some of the legal documents leading to the arrest of Eddie Ray Routh for the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield and it looks like it was a simple car robbery according to Routh’s sister who gave the statement to the police;
Routh told his sister that he had “traded his soul for a new truck” and that he was headed to Oklahoma to hide out. That probably makes him a less sympathetic figure, because even if he did suffer from PTS, that doesn’t make people steal trucks, normally.