American Sniper By Chris Kyle

1107 Words Apr 15th, 2015 5 Pages
In modern warfare a sniper’s role is critical for gathering intelligence, and providing protection for the other ground units in the area of operation. Their goal is explicit, to undetectably infiltrate an enemy’s position in order to effectively engage targets to reduce the enemy’s fighting capabilities under their creed “one shot, one kill”. American Sniper is written by Chris Kyle, and is an account of his four tours in the Iraq War as a Navy SEAL while earning his spot in history as the most lethal sniper in the United States military. During Kyle’s tours in Fallujah, Ramadi, and Sadr city he recorded over 160 confirmed kills. Kyle’s autobiography covers not only daily life on the war front, but the personal and family struggles at home while on hiatus from the War in Iraq. In American Sniper Chris Kyle provides insight on the reality of war while touching on patriotism, Family, and Death. Kyle’s story starts in Odessa, Texas where as a child he is instilled important traditional values including family, patriotism, and self-reliance. At a young age he developed a love and respect for guns, hunting with his family for whatever was in season. During high school Kyle also developed a love for the cowboy lifestyle, breaking and riding horses taught him patience and how to have a hard working mentality. He continued riding after high school where he participated in rodeos, travelling from city to city before he attended college at Tarleton State University. While in…
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