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But Chris never expressed to me any comparable views about Iraqi civilians. It was all about the terrorists who were beheading and torturing civilians Iraqis and westerners alike.
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No, the Chris I knew was motivated by something far more noble -- defending innocent civilians and his American brethren. In fact, later in his interview with O'Reilly, the host asked whether he had chris kyle book american sniper regrets, and Chris said, "Yes - it's the people I couldn't save.
Heavy Contact and Saving the Injured Two incidents during the Second Battle of Fallujah in November illustrate this selflessness, this willingness to put himself in grave danger for his comrades.
I feel compelled to tell these stories because they reveal Chris's dedication to chris kyle book american sniper lives, not just taking them. The first episode occurred in early November It was during an overwatch mission, in which Chris was providing rooftop cover for Marines clearing buildings below.
The Marines encountered a group of enemy fighters, and "heavy contact" erupted. The enemy fell back and barricaded themselves into a house.
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The Marines were left exposed in the street. Chris and another SEAL sniper realized they were no longer effective from the rooftop, so they flew down the stairs to support the Marines.
By this time, the Marines had barricaded themselves in a building across the street chris kyle book american sniper the insurgents' house. But two of the Marines had been shot and lay in the road, writhing in pain.
Chris couldn't bear to see the Marines struggling helplessly in the street.
As a Navy SEAL amongst a group of "young, eighteen-year-old kids" barely out of basic training, Chris felt he had a special obligation.
Chris and the other SEAL darted chris kyle book american sniper into the street to the injured men, sprinting twenty yards into a torrent of gunfire. You know they're close," he said. The man was screaming in pain from gunshots to one arm and both legs, and worse, a devastating gut shot that had somehow slid below his body armor.
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With bullets filling the air, Chris began to drag him toward safety. Chris focused on the man he was trying to save, doing his best to block out the rounds that danced at his feet and zipped by his head. You know you could get hit at any moment, and they'll put another belly button in [your] forehead.
He felt the Marine's blood all over his hands. He heard the man's anguished screams, chris kyle book american sniper tell my mom that I died screaming like this!
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And then it stopped. Chris remembered those moments in excruciating detail. Covering Fire and Refusing to Quit The second story occurred just a few days later.
Chris was once again on overwatch in Fallujah, providing support from rooftops while Marines moved from house to house to clear large swaths of the city. As the Marines plodded along, Chris heard enemy gunfire.
He scrambled down to locate the shooters.
He stumbled upon a Marine unit clustered at the end of an alley.