The 10 guns that defined America: Posthumous book by Ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle reveals that most important firearms in U.S. history
Chris Kyle, who was murdered by a fellow veteran in February, was working on a book about the history of firearms in America before his death
'American Gun: The History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms' tracks weapons development in the United States from the Revolutionary War to modern day
Kyle, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 3, is the deadliest sniper in U.S. history - recording 255 kills in Iraq
By Michael Zennie
PUBLISHED: 10:19 EST, 17 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:26 EST, 17 June 2013
Chris Kyle knew guns in a way no modern American ever has.
As a Navy SEAL sniper, he recorded 255 kills on the battlefield during four deployments to Iraq.
His skill with a rifle is unmatched by any combat marksman since the Second World War. He was praised as America’s deadliest sniper ever. Iraqi insurgents loathed and feared him, putting an $80,00 bounty on his head and labeling him ‘the Devil of Ramadi.’
His experience as a highly decorated member of the elite SEALTeam Three also made him a student of firearms history.
After he retired from the military, he began researching the firearms that shaped American history.
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