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Ex-Navy SEAL died pursuing his passion

8:35 AM, Feb 4, 2013   |    comments
Chris Kyle was a former Navy SEAL and author of the book 'American Sniper.'(Photo: Paul Moseley, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via AP)
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By Jamie Stengle and Christopher Sherman

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Former Navy SEAL and expert sniper Chris Kyle was devoted to helping his fellow veterans navigate life after active duty.

Authorities say the 38-year-old Kyle was doing just that Saturday when he was slain along with a friend at a Texas gun range.

Police have charged 25-year-old Edie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, a former Marine, with murder in the deaths of Kyle and his friend 35-year-old Chad Littlefield.

Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public Safety says Erath County deputies responded to a shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge on Saturday and found the bodies Kyle and Littlefield. Police have not said whether they have identified a motive in the case.

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