The American Sniper Chris Kyle Character Traits

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Jonah Pittman Mrs. Warren English 1020 May 13, 2015 The American Sniper “I’ve lived the literal meaning of “land of the free” and “home of the brave.” It’s not corny to me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. Even at a ballgame, when someone talks during the anthem or doesn’t take off his hat, it pisses me off. I’m not one to be quiet about it, either.” Chris Kyle is the definition of a true American. Labeled a legend by his peers, Kyle made a huge impact on his military family and on our country as a whole. Not only was Kyle notorious to his fellow militants, but also to his opponents. Insurgents feared Kyle’s presence and began referring to him as the “Devil of Ramadi.” They often posted signs of Kyle and the infamous cross tattoo…show more content…
Chris grew up in a very religious home. Wayne was a deacon and Deby worked as a Sunday school teacher. As a young boy, Chris enjoyed hunting deer and peasants. Chris went to college to study agriculture. His studies took place at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Chris began working on a ranch following his studies at the university. Shortly after, he took an interest in bronco riding. His bronco riding career ended abruptly when he sustained an injury to his arm. After recovering, Chris decided to follow his lifelong dream of being a part of the United States…show more content…
My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save; Marines, soldiers, buddies. I’m not naïve, and I don’t romanticize war. The worst moments of my life have come as a SEAL. But I can stand before God with a clear conscience about doing my job.” This statement shows that Kyle was not only the deadliest sniper in the military, but also a true, genuine Christian as well. Kyle’s passion for God led him to become an idol to many people. Through everything negative that happened to Kyle during his life, including the many wars he was a part of and the injuries that were inflicted upon him, he stayed strong in his faith and continued to praise God. Chris knew that God’s plan for him was greater than anything he could imagine, and this kept him brave during the many long in which he

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