A glance at the life of Chris Kyle, ex-Navy SEAL
DIALING LONG DISTANCE
Kyle said most of his sniper shots ranged from 200 to 1,200 yards, but that his longest kill was 1.2 miles — taking out an insurgent aiming a rocket launcher at an approaching Army convoy. Kyle said it was a credit to the technology of his ballistic computer. "I set it up, I pulled the trigger and the guy went down," he said on Conan O'Brien's talk show in February 2012.
Kyle told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly in January 2012 that he viewed his Iraqi victims as savages and didn't think of them as human beings. "They live by putting fear into other people's hearts and civilized people just don't act that way," he said. Kyle also said he had no regrets about the people he shot.
Asked by O'Reilly if he himself had any PTSD issues, Kyle said, "None of my problems come from the people I've killed."
Kyle created a security training company, Craft International, after his discharge from the Navy. A civilian training event had been scheduled at Rough Creek Lodge — where he was killed — for the first weekend in March.