The story of American Sniper Chris Kyle has been in the news for a couple years now. He wrote a best-selling book that inspired a movie and there for a couple years he was the epitome of patriotism. If you haven’t seen/read the book it was the stereotypical story of Uncle Sam’s golden child. A mid-western boy gets pissed after 9/11 and goes overseas to shoot him some terrorists. And this is America, we love that kind of stuff. His status as an American hero exploded again when he was killed by another veteran who was mentally unstable. In the end of the movie “American Sniper” there’s a heart-wrenching clip of the real Chris Kyle’s funeral that will make even the most cynical hippie get a little choked up.
— CHILDISH G (@GuavaG3) May 16, 2016
But recent news has surfaced that shows that American Sniper Chris Kyle lied about his medal count. He wrote in his book that he received two silver stars and five bronze stars. In actuality he earned one silver star and three bronze stars, which, while still admirable, isn’t quite the same.
Kind of wild Chris Kyle went on with the lie about his medals even after warned by the DoD. He knew they wouldn't turn away a hero story.
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) May 25, 2016
He also lied in his book about beating up Jesse Ventura.
Chris Kyle caught in another lie? neither me nor Jesse The Body Ventura are surprised.
— boots (@onefootnthgrave) May 25, 2016
Chris Kyle lied about meeting, and punching Jesse Ventura. He also lied about sniping looters after hurricane Katrina.
— Josh Zuraitis (@JoshZuraitis) February 20, 2016
And then there’s this little ditty from a Donald Trump spinoff
@ISXBELLAM ignorant Isabella I bet you couldn't even last a day in American Hero Chris Kyle's Shoes. Unpatriotic!
— Donald J. Trump (@Donvldtrvmp) May 15, 2016
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