Death without mercy in a distant place defined Chris Kyle, but it was kindness that killed him in his native Texas. The most lethal sniper in American military history, he was credited with 160 confirmed kills in places such as Falluja and Baghdad; the true body count was perhaps as high as 255. Able to end lives without a flicker of emotion in Iraq, Kyle lost his own last weekend at a shooting range because he took pity on a stranger.
Watch Chris Kyle's final journey to his resting place in Austin. Here is a 10 mile section of his funeral procession passing through Waxahachie, Texas, with local mourners paying their respect along the route. Even the weather looks somber for the occasion. And our President was, of course, MIA.