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Sculptor Makes Chris Kyle Statue For Widow (Video)

Sculptor Greg Marra is paying tribute to slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle by making a life-size statue of him, and donating the piece to Kyle's widow Tara.

The Military Times reports the 400-pound clay statue is currently at Schaefer Art Bronze Casting in Arlington, Texas, where it's in the process of being bronzed.

Kyle, 38, was the author of the bestselling memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of ...

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Defamation Trial Against 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Widow Starts Tuesday

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the defamation lawsuit Jesse Ventura filed against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

Ventura claims Chris Kyle defamed him in his memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

According to a May 2013 article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

In a section of his book called “Punching Out Scruff Face,” Kyle describes a confrontation with ...

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Ex-Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura Wants To Sue Chris Kyle's Widow

Ex-Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura filed a defamation lawsuit in 2012 against "American Sniper" Chris Kyle over an alleged bar fight in Coronado seven years ago. Today Ventura's attorneys asked a federal judge to make Kyle's widow Taya Kyle the new defendant in the case.

Ventura claims Chris Kyle defamed him in his memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

According ...

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Judge Considers Tossing Lawsuit Filed By Jesse Ventura Against Chris Kyle's Widow

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle is considering throwing out a defamation lawsuit filed by Jesse Ventura against 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's widow, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

First, a here's a little background on the case. As Home Post previously reported, ex-Navy SEAL Jesse Ventura filed a defamation lawsuit in 2012 against Kyle over an alleged bar fight in Coronado in 2006.

Ventura claims Chris ...

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Marine Veteran Indicted For Killing Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Video)

A Texas grand jury indicted Marine veteran Eddie Ray Routh Wednesday on two counts of capital murder in the deaths of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield, according to the Associated Press.

Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, was killed alongside Littlefield at a Texas shooting range ...

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'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Killed, Ex-Marine Charged With Murder (Video)

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who authored the bestselling memoir "American Sniper," was shot to death at a Texas shooting range Saturday along with another man. The suspected shooter is a former Marine who was reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Washington Post has identified the alleged shooter as Eddie Ray Routh, 25, of Lancaster, Texas. Routh was arraigned on two counts of capital murder yesterday.

Kyle, 38, was ...

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Bradley Cooper To Play 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle In Spielberg Movie

Actor Bradley Cooper will play former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" Chris Kyle in a new movie to be directed by Stephen Spielberg.

A DreamWorks Studios spokeswoman told the Associated Press that the film will be based on Kyle's bestseller, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Cooper, according to USA Today, owns the film rights to Kyle's book.

As Home ...

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Slain Sniper Chris Kyle Was PTSD Advocate (Video)

Slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was an advocate for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD - so much so that he started a foundation called FITCO Cares to help troops make the difficult transition to civilian life.

The FITCO Cares website homepage today posted this statement in honor of Kyle:

The FITCO Cares foundation will always carry the torch to help our brave men and women who have ...

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Steven Spielberg Won't Direct Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper'

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg has decided he won't be the one to helm the upcoming biopic of Chris Kyle, based on Kyle's bestselling memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Spielberg's production company, DreamWorks, is also no longer attached to the movie, according to Variety.

As for why Spielberg has left the project, The Hollywood Reporter surmises:

A ...

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Navy SEAL Veteran Plays Himself In Chris Kyle Biopic 'American Sniper' (Video)

With Clint Eastwood directing and Bradley Cooper playing the title role, casting directors of the Chris Kyle biopic "American Sniper" were still looking for someone to play Kevin Lacz, a Navy SEAL teammate of Kyle's.

So, they hired Lacz.

Like Kyle, Lacz was a member of SEAL Team 3, based in Coronado. Lacz told The Middletown Press News:

“You get to a SEAL team, you got your trident, you ...

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DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Spc. Kyle B. McClain, 25, of Rochester Hills, Mich., died Aug. 1, in Salim Aka, Afghanistan. McClain was assigned to 1433rd Engineer Company, 507th Engineer Battalion, 177th Military Police Brigade, Kalamazoo, Mich.

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Kyle B. Osborn, 26, of Lafayette, Ind., died Sep. 13 in Muqer, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Camp Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.

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Camp Pendleton Marine Who Lost Eye Earns Bronze Star

Editor's Note: The original post contained information about Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, not Cpl. Kyle Thompson. I apologize for the error.
Cpl. Kyle Thompson, a former Camp Pendleton Marine who lost an eye in an IED explosion, has earned the Bronze Star for heroic actions in Afghanistan. The Associated Press reports Sgt. Thompson received the award last week for two separate incidents in Helmand province where he performed bravely when ...

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Marine Veteran Kyle Carpenter To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Marine Corps veteran Kyle Carpenter will be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan.

Unnamed officials have told the Marine Corps Times the announcement from the White House announcing Carpenter's award is imminent, although the White House has yet to confirm this.

Carpenter's heroic actions took place on Nov. 21, 2010, when he covered a live grenade with ...

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Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter will receive the Medal of Honor at a June 19 White House ceremony for heroic actions during a Nov. 21, 2010 battle in Afghanistan - actions that cost him his right eye and most of his jaw.

Carpenter was an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, 1st Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). On that ...

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Watch Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

President Barack Obama will award retired Marine Corps Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony today at 2:15 PM EDT, for Carpenter's heroic actions during battle in Afghanistan.

Home Post will carry a live feed of the event.

According to the Department of Defense, on Nov. 21, 2010, the Taliban lobbed a grenade at Carpenter and his friend Lance Cpl. Nicholas Eufrazio ...

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Recent Medal Of Honor Recipient Honored Monday At MCAS Miramar

Retired U.S Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, a Medal of Honor recipient, will be honored Monday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, military officials said Friday.

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is scheduled to recognize the recipient of the nation's highest military honor during an Evening Colors Ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, according to base officials. He will briefly grant media interviews in a group setting ...

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June 1 Was Deadly Day For US Troops In Afghanistan (Video)

The first day of June was a deadly one for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Three soldiers died in three separate incidents, including Army Spc. Kyle P. Stoeckli, 21, who was killed in an IED attack.

According to the Department of Defense, Stoeckli died June 1 in Maiwand, Afghanistan, from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by an improvised explosive device.

Stoeckli was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 36th ...

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Watch Medal Of Honor Ceremony For Army Sgt. Kyle White (Video)

President Barack Obama will award former Army Sgt. Kyle J. White the Medal of Honor today at the White House. Home Post will live stream the ceremony, which begins at 3:00 PM EDT.

White will become only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor.

White's courageous actions in combat at Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on Nov. 9, 2007 ...

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