My brother served as a US Army Sniper in the Korean War. He was a sharp shooter before he signed up being raised on a farm where hunting was part of our daily lives. Before he entered the Army, from somewhere in the woods, he would shoot tiny holes in the tails of the hundreds of rat control cats that seemed to march in a line waiting their turn to become a bob-tailed cat. Brother killed deadly snakes from afar with one shot "from somewhere" and mostly all we heard was the report of the rifle crack and a deadly snake a few feet on down a row of corn or beans. Brother and this sniper had some of the same personality traits of quiet, calm, searching eyes, almost not breathing, compassionate but business first, talked in a low monotone soothing voice but with deadly intent in his eyes when his gun was in his hand. His release of pent up emotions was to pick his guitar and boy could he do that! To this day he and my other 4 brothers pick and sing still trying to forget those long war days. American Sniper brought home some memories, good and bad. Well done. Louy McArthur
Counselor, Captain, Medic and Dad are things I'm called. I like military, legal, medical and science reads both fictional and not.
Chris Kyle is undoubtedly an American hero, but even as exceptionally amazing his story is in it's most conservative recounts, the book is far from objective and comes across much more Hollywood than the vast majority of the other biographical war stories within the same genre. All of these guys are truely amazing and I read these books because I am enviously entertained by them all, but I feel that some stories seem more seated in reality than others and usually SEAL stories are at one end of this spectrum and this book provides more evidence to my theory.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The narration sounded natural and like he had been in the Navy. My wife didn't like some of the language, but that is how they talk in the Navy. Now it's time for the movie.
Absolutely amazing story, amazing man, one hell of a patriot. My heart bleeds for his friends and family members. Taya you are strong as stone & they tough as they come.
It was a real learning experience to hear what some of our military do.
Lone Survivor. Another fascinating tale of the experiences of the military.
This is a story that Americans should hear. It's too bad that I could not listen to it around my family because of the language that even sailors would not use around their own families.