JUST IN: US Navy Announces ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle LIED, Strips His Name (DETAILS) By Caleb R. Newton - July, 2016 0 15590 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter According to a new report from the US Navy,”American Sniper” Chris Kyle embellished his military record. Kyle is known as the “most lethal sniper in American history.” His autobiography titled “American Sniper” was made into “one of the most successful war movies in history.” Kyle was murdered in 2013 by a fellow veteran, Eddie Ray Routh, at a Texas shooting range. Kyle served as a sniper with the Navy SEALs, with 160 kills reported as confirmed by the Department of Defense. Kyle claimed 255 kills in his autobiography. The United States Armed Forces does not keep an official record of confirmed kills. The discrepancy over Kyle’s record started with the discharge form produced by the Navy. This form overstated the number of Kyle’s medals. Originally, Kyle’s form- and his subsequent American Sniper autobiography- told that he has earned two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. This report, however, is wrong. According to the Navy’s corrected record, Kyle earned one Silver Star and four Bronze Stars, along with a Navy expert rifle medal. Although the error begins with the Navy’s form, Kyle both signed the form and then echoed the error in his book. Former and current SEALs spoke to the Intercept about the controversy.