Quote by Chris Kyle: “In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter...”
Chris Kyle Quotes
People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever. I don't know if I'm the best of the best. But I did know that if I quit, I wouldn't be.
In the fall of , my infantry platoon gathered in a dusty patrol base in Baghdad to watch our own being killed in fuzzy, pixilated video clips. An insurgent sniper named Juba was terrorizing Baghdad with precise and methodical shots at allied troops, and it was all captured on film. A soldier in a turret falls in a puff of smoke. Another soldier standing along a road is shot in the head. No one knew if Juba was real or a myth. He was a European mercenary or a Syrian jihadist, depending on whom you asked.
The Army is pretty tough, but their performance can depend on the individual unit. Some are excellent, filled with hoorah and first-class warriors. A few are absolutely horrible; most are somewhere in between. In my experience, Marines are gung ho no matter what. They will all fight to the death. Every one of them just wants to get out there and kill.
Heavy Contact and Saving the Injured
I'd like to share these stories with with you now in order to show another side of Chris, and to respond to some of the ongoing commentary about him. First, some background: Chris is one of the nine heroes profiled in my book Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front , which tells true stories of heroism by American troops. I interviewed Chris back when he was still relatively unknown.
Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever. People Forever Faces. My son has learned to respect weapons. Teaching Kids Son. Everyone talks about there being no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but they seem to be referring to completed nuclear bombs, not the many deadly chemical weapons or precursors that Saddam had stockpiled. Iraq Nuclear Use.