Three years ago, Navy SEAL and national hero Chris Kyle, along with friend Chad Littlefield, were killed tragically by a mentally unstable veteran.
Kyle's life and superior military accomplishments were brought to the big screen in “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood's filmic adaption of the famous war hero's biography. Kyle is survived by his wife Taya, and their two children.
Now, Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbot has proclaimed that February 2nd will honor Texas military heroes, and be known as “Chris Kyle Day” in memory of Kyle's achievements and service.
Today, many are paying moving tributes to Kyle on social media, like this montage from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation:
Today we stop and pay tribute to Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, who on this day, three years ago were taken from us suddenly. Chris and Chad were a true inspiration to many. Chris lived his life by focusing on God, Country and Family. Here at the Foundation, we are working to keep his legacy alive through assisting our military and first responders by those same values. Rest in Peace Chris. Forever in our hearts 1974-2013
Posted by Chris Kyle Frog Foundation on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Legions are taking to social media to remember the fallen patriot. Here are just a few of the touching notes:
Chris Kyle was only 38 years old on the day of his untimely death.