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Funeral services for ‘deadliest sniper’ held in Austin

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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.