Jim DeFelice,Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen

American Sniper

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l. That’s what we were fighting in Iraq.
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I was a SEAL, a Navy commando trained in special operations. SEAL stands for “SEa, Air, Land,” and it pretty much describes the wide ranges of places we operate.
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Now we were tasked to assist the Marines as they marched north toward Baghdad.
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Oh, they may be tough individuals, but it takes more than personal toughness to be good leaders. The methods and goals have to contribute to the toughness.
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But how much a unit like ours can fight depends a lot on leadership.
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Being stubborn and refusing to give in is the key to success.
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Do what you want in life
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“I don’t care how much money you get,” my dad used to tell me. “It’s not worth it if you’re not happy.”
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Help people help themselves—that’s the way it should be.
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WHAT WOUNDED VETERANS DON’T NEED IS SYMPATHY. THEY need to be treated like the men they are: equals, heroes, and people who still have tremendous value for society.
If you want to help them, start there.
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“Despite what your mama told you,” he quipped, “violence does solve problems.”
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He would have been in two places at once if he could have been, but he couldn’t.
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I felt very strongly that the more people I had praying for him, the better his chances. So I asked if I could tell his parents to pray for him.
He said yes.
Then I asked if I could tell them why, about the fact that he was coming home and the danger in the city, and he said no.
So, I didn’t.
I asked people for prayer, alluded to danger, and gave no further details other than to ask them to trust me. I knew it would be a tough pill to swallow for those few I was asking. But I felt strongly that people needed to pray—and at the same time that I had to adhere to my husband’s desires about what was to be shared
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I had a little notebook with me, and I’d record the day, the time, details about the person, what he was doing, the round I used, how many shots I took, how far away the target was, and who witnessed the shot. All that went into the report, along with any other special circumstances.
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Hazing helps remind everybody where the experience lies—and who you better look to when the shit hits the fan
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We did have to haze them, of course. This one poor fella, we shaved his head and his eyebrows, then spray-glued the hair back on his face.
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speed and the ability to travel relatively long distances being one of them. But they’re also loud and attract attention in an urban environment
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All of our conversations from the base were recorded. There was software that listened for key words; if enough came up, they’d pull the conversation, and you could very well get in trouble. At one point, somebody ran their mouth about an operation, and we all got cut off for a week
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it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.
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I’ve always believed that your responsibility is to God, family, and country—in that order. He disagreed—he put country ahead of family.
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