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  • Honoring Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle

    by Representative Jeb Hensarling

    Posted on 2013-02-13

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    HENSARLING. Mr. Speaker, my prayers today are with the family and loved ones of Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle. I was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic shooting of two men, including Chief Petty Officer Kyle, that took place in Erath County, Texas on February 2nd. A Navy SEAL, Chief Petty Officer Kyle earned distinction for his actions in battle during several tours of duty in Iraq, and is renowned as the most lethal sniper in American military history. Chief Petty Officer Kyle--by all accounts, a devoted father and husband--committed his life after serving to assisting his fellow veterans.

    I join the citizens of a grateful nation in honoring Chief Petty Officer Kyle and all of our current and former military personnel for their valiant service. As the son, grandson, and brother of veterans, I deeply appreciate the brave men and women who have sacrificed to make our country and the world a better, safer place to live. President Calvin Coolidge once said, ``The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten.'' I agree, and will do my utmost to make sure that our defenders, such as Chief Petty Officer Kyle, are remembered.

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