Funeral services for ‘deadliest sniper’ held in Austin
AUSTIN, Texas—Funeral services continued for a former Navy Seal who was known as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history.
About 7,000 people attended a memorial service for 38-year-old Chris Kyle on Monday.
Services continued Tuesday with thousands more joining a grave site procession.
The string of cars, led by military personnel, first responders and a patriot guard escort left Dallas Tuesday morning to head to the Texas State Cemetery 200 miles away.
Kyle was shot and killed earlier this month at a Texas gun range.
Authorities arrested 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, an Iraq War veteran, for the murders of Kyle and Chad Littlefield.
Kyle was a U.S. Navy Seal and earned the title of the most lethal sniper in American military history.
He founded a nonprofit that helped emotionally and physically wounded veterans get back to the civilian world.