Honoring Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyleby Representative Kenny Marchant
Posted on 2013-02-13
MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart after the
loss of an American hero. I was saddened last week to learn about the
tragic death of Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL, decorated Iraq war
veteran and valuable member of the North Texas community. Mr. Kyle was
a native Texan and received numerous awards and decorations throughout
his four tours of duty in Iraq, including two Silver Stars, five Bronze
Stars with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.
Upon his honorable discharge in 2009, Mr. Kyle returned home to North Texas and began focusing his attention on helping other veterans cope with the physical and emotional struggles of life after deployment. Whether he was in combat or in the community, Mr. Kyle was always dedicated to providing support for his fellow service members. His death is truly a significant loss, not only for North Texas, but for the country as a whole. I ask my colleagues to join me in mourning the passing of this selfless American hero and to continue to send thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones.