Skip to comments.Meet the big shot SEAL is America’s deadliest sniper
Posted on 01/02/2012 9:19:03 AM PST by Baynative
In north-central Texas, Kyle grew up dipping tobacco, riding horses and hunting deer, turkey and quail a cowboy at heart.
The son of a Sunday-school teacher and a church deacon, Kyle credits a higher authority for his longest kill.
From 2,100 yards away from a village just outside of Sadr City in 2008, he spied a man aiming a rocket launcher at an Army convoy and squeezed off one shot from his .338 Lapua Magnum rifle.
Dead. From more than a mile away.
God blew that bullet and hit him, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Its November 2004. Thanksgiving time. The second battle of Fallujah has launched, and Kyle is swaddled in silence atop an upturned baby crib, studying the enemy through a Nightforce 4.5-22 power scope attached to a .300 Win Mag rifle.
Hes feeling badass.
We just got word that the president of Iraq said that anyone left in the city is bad meaning, clear to shoot, he recalled for The Post. From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target.
Two silver stars and a bronze star with Valor. 160 confirmed kills.
“From that point on, every fighting-age male was a target. “
He probably has more discipline than me. I would not have discriminated between male and female.
He beat Hathcock by 67 confirmed kills.
You see us? Were the people kicking your ass. Fear us, because we will kill you, motherf—ker,
...this is the attitude necessary to win. Not awarding medals for “self constraint” and “tolerance”.
Fricking jack holes published his name.
Do SEAL snipers work with a spotter?
His wife's cute.
Hate to be a woodchuck in his back yard.
no kidding, probably several of our freedom loving peaceful American muzzies have already forwarded the info too. Just like how none of the Japanese rounded up during WWII were spies..
Carlos must be very proud of his legacy
It certainly looks like he published it himself first.
I look through the scope, get the target in the cross hairs and kill my enemy before he kills one of my people, Kyle writes in his new autobiography, American Sniper.
Chris Kyle's book, American Sniper
Another excellent sniper book: SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper
Probably twice that many unconfirmed.
NB what they say his first rifle was: Bolt action, .30-06.
I think everyone’s first rifle should be a single-shot, ie, either bolt action or falling block.
Too many kids I instruct in 4-H and other shooting educational situations are given 10/22’s as their first rifle and they lack discipline of making the first shot count because they have so many more with which to follow up.
Go read the article and you'll see why.
I gather this guy isn’t another total fraud like Jack Coughlin, the guy who wrote ‘Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper’?
I think that a spotter is standard.
Perhaps someone wiser than I knows why our snipers go for an instantaneous kill?
Why do we give our enemies what they most desire, a quick painless transition from a third world muslim hell-hole to a whorehouse-in-the-sky with fountains of milk and honey, and fully stocked with young boys and virgins for their every sexual pleasure and depravity?
Abdul envies Achmed’s luck when he sees Achmed’s head vanish.
Wouldn’t we be better served if Abdul had to hear hours of Achmed’s agonized screams and moans and curses, while Abdul and Akbar try to save him (even though they know he will never be whole even if he survives).
Wouldn’t Achmed be a less enthused jihadi if he knows that at any instant allah could will a sniper’s bullet to shred his love toys, give him a slow, lingering and humiliating death, followed by a one way ticket to an eternal paradise he no longer has the cojones to enjoy?
Aim small, guys...
It goes with the territory of being better than the savages we fight.
Ah yes, we’re the “nice guys” (also known as “the losers”)...
~~~ He retired a chief petty officer, and along the way, collected an armload of hardware, including two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with valor.
"Thats just candy," Kyle said. "Thats not why we were there."
“Two silver stars and a bronze star with Valor. 160 confirmed kills.”
A girl sniper Lyudmila Mykhailivna Pavlichenko from the Ukrain had over 300 confirmed kills.
I wonder if she had ROEs like his?
We need the leaders of our Nation to have the same attitude and BACK it UP. Mess with us in any manner, including DOS and other hacking from anywhere gets a smash in the mouth.
ROE are for us only? You break the ROE just once then all rules are off the table. We bring the BFH.
But it is important to remember that the Ukrainians only succeeded in repelling the Nazi invaders because they were nice than them.
All of his excellent work and the work of the other soldiers will be in vain once the Muzzie Brotherhood takes over Iraq.
It is not being the nice guys that is screwing us over. It is the stupid rules of engagement that Obama has our troop’s hands tied with. Rules like having to be 100% sure that there is no chance of a civilian casualty before we can engage them, not firing at or entering the mosques where they hide. Treating terrorists as if they were uniformed soldiers on the battlefield. Releasing known terrorists back into the battlefield.
What we SHOULD be doing is to treat them EXACTLY like the Geneva Convention calls for; like criminals and terrorists who are rounded up, tried at a military tribunal and punished accordingly.
This is incompatible with my post #19 how exactly?
You seemed to think it was objectionable. Why was that again? Something to do with “being better than the savages we fight.” wasn’t it?
I don't know which "guy" you're talking about. If you doubt the bona fides of Chris Kyle, go read the article. Seems pretty genuine to me.
As to the other guy, Harold Wasdin was a member of SEAL Team Six and fought in the battle for Mogadishu. His book is very real and will curl your toenails.
Yup. Same with shotguns for bird hunting.
They strap explosives to their wives and daughters. They can don a burka and it's anyone's guess.
Is this more stand-up-chuck stupidity to name this guy and where his family lives? Was it not enough SEAL Team Six was blown out of the sky?
I don’t believe anything the lying russian bastards say. They lie about everything because they believe they have to best everyone.
Hmmm, still not a smart move. Sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth shut.
There is being a “nice guy” and being a guy who has his hands tied by the political leaders.
P.S. Or soldiers and Marines in WWII were compassionate when needed and fierce when required.
Is the mission to kill the enemy or to torture him from long distance? Blow the guy's head off and move to the next target. No need to be ghoulish about it.
I’d hate to be a woodchuck a mile away!!! LOL
Actually I think there may well be just such a need.
The war is NOT over until either, like Carthage, all the enemy are dead, or like WWII Japan, the enemy's will to fight is broken.
1.3 billion muslims on earth.
Chose a solution.
I believe a Finn holds the record. Simo Häyhä - the White Death - had 505 confirmed kills of Russians in the Winter War. Some accounts say he had 700 kills. His tally ended when the Soviets shot off half his face, but he survived and lived to be 96.
The solution you refer to was chosen by Al Qaeda. It backfired pretty badly. It’s easy to scare hajis, but they’ll only stay scared for so long before brutality steels them against you.
Carthage it is, then.
I didn’t enjoy Wasdin’s book as much as I thought that I would. It was a good book but not excellent like I expected/wanted/thought.
Will have to check to see if Library has Kyle’s book to read that one.
Ever read Marucs Luttrell’s Lone Survivor ? now that is *excellent* if you havent read it yet.
Oh, and FYI, AQ applied “it” equally to women and children, non-combatant civilians, schools, hospitals, coffee shops, historical artifacts, artwork, musicians, doctors and teachers on and off the battlefield, 24/7/365.
Maybe that’s what you thought I was advocating, but it’s not, not even close.
there job is to take out the enemy. there have been several good shows on our snipers on TV lately. They work as a team one gives coordinates, wind etc so the sniper can make necessary adjustments to where to shoot. they shoot where the target will be when the bullet gets to him. very interesting. Actual film as its going down.
Yup. My point is that they are not DISCOURAGING the ones not actually killed, they are EMBOLDENING them.
I want Abdul to quit the battlefield after seeing what happened to Achmed.
I do NOT want Abdul to think Achmed was lucky to die in jihad and get his 72 virgins and 28 young boys like pearls to (self censored)...
“Yup. My point is that they are not DISCOURAGING the ones not actually killed, they are EMBOLDENING them.
I want Abdul to quit the battlefield after seeing what happened to Achmed.”
Do our servicemen quit after they see their brothers maimed by IEDs and bullets? Not even close.
" Its true I was involved in an attempted carjacking where I was presented with no other alternative but to use deadly force."
Made me smile.
I’m OK with the Carthage solution you advocate.