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'American Sniper' Chris Kyle To Be Interred in Texas State Cemetery

Services were held for Chad Littleton today at the First Baptist Church in Midlothian, Texas. He, along with former Navy SEAL and best-selling “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle were killed Saturday at a gun range outside of Fort Worth. Kyle was reportedly killed by a fellow veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Kyle will be buried Tuesday at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, following a Monday service at the Dallas Cowboys stadium. Thousands are expected to attend the public ceremony Monday to remember the man widely recognized as “America’s deadliest sniper.”

In an interview with North Texas public radio KERA last year, the West Texas-native said he grew up dreaming he would join the military, but didn’t join until after he had had a stint as a rodeo cowboy.  He also explained the importance of brotherhood within the military, and particularly during combat situations.   

The Department of Public Safety will escort the over 200-mile funeral procession from Midlothian to Texas State Cemetery Tuesday morning.