John Robertson

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Christopher Scott (Chris)
  • UNIT
U.S.N. Seal Team 3
  • RANK
Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer

Silver Star, Bronze Star with V device with 4 oak leaf clusters, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
from Midlothian, Texas
born 8.4.1974 Odessa, Texas
attended high school, Midlothian, Texas
studied agriculture
worked on ranches
USN 1999-2009
4 tours of Iraq
founder, Craft International, Dallas, Texas
author "American Sniper" (2012)
married (2 children)​
killed in shooting homicide 2.2.2013 Rough Creek Lodge shooting range, Erath County, Texas


Silver Star : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Special Warfare Operator First Class (SEAL) Christopher Scott Kyle, United States Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as Lead Sniper while assigned to Naval Special Warfare Task Unit-RAMADI in direct support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from 24 April to 27 August 2006. Petty Officer Kyle's heroic actions, professionalism and incredible sniper skills had tremendous impact in the success of U.S. and Iraqi Forces in routing the insurgency and seizing key areas of the City of Ar Ramadi, the epicenter of Al Qaeda and insurgent activity in Iraq. During 32 sniper overwatch missions, he personally accounted for 91 confirmed enemy fighters killed and dozens more probably killed or wounded. Petty Officer Kyle's efforts were integral to the success of four U.S. Army and Marine Corps Battalion Task Force operations, establishing U.S. and Iraqi Army combat outposts in previously insurgent-held areas. His engagements directly prevented casualties to U.S. and Iraqi Forces on more than 30 occasions, including enemy rocket-propelled grenade and mortar teams eliminated, five enemy snipers with scoped weapons eliminated, and dozens of insurgent fighters destroyed while actively engaging U.S. and Iraqi forces with small arms. By his bold leadership, courageous actions, and total dedication to duty, Petty Officer Kyle reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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