Heartbreak and Strength – Navy Seal Chief Chris Kyle Laid to Rest with Honors

While much of the country was focused on a former Navy zero (murderer Chris Dorner), a Navy hero was laid to rest in Texas -

Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle had a procession Feb. 12 fit for a head of state.

The procession stretched along the heart of Texas, 200 miles, traveling from Midlothian to Austin, and included police escort, biker escort, and a giant American flag, compliments of area firefighters.

He was buried next to fellow Texas Navy SEALs at the Texas State Cemetery.

200 miles of tears and tribute to the man who died trying to help a buddy through his PTSD.

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The procession you’ll see in the video below reminded me of the one for Ronald Reagan that went through Ventura County to the Reagan Library several years ago.

The wife and now widow of Chris somehow kept it together enough to express her heartbreak and showed amazing strength and grace as she eulogized her fallen husband:

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Fair winds and following seas, Chief Kyle. Most of America is grateful for the time from your family you sacrificed, and the sacrifice you ultimately gave for your friends.

20130214-094024.jpgCrossposted to Unified Patriots

 

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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